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Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, New York.
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Barbara earned a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College.
(A definitive collection of interviews, features, and revi...)
A definitive collection of interviews, features, and reviews brings this pop icon's whole career to light, from her early days to her recent successful stint as an actress in the acclaimed movie Evita.
(Stunning close-up portrait photographs, accompanied by a ...)
Stunning close-up portrait photographs, accompanied by a selection of biographical essays - written by notable musical critics and writers - chronicle the role and history of women in rock music.
Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, New York. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College.
Barbara O'Dair was magazine editor for many years. She used to work as editor of United States magazine; deputy music editor of Rolling Stone; executive editor of Details Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Reader's Digest and many others. Her latest position was as editor-in-chief at Prevention magazine, which she held until April 2018. Barbara is currently founder and CEO of Barbara O'Dair Communications.
O'Dair is also the author of several books. The first, Caught Looking, was produced in conjunction with a group of well-known feminist writers, including Nan Hunter and Kate Ellis. The book, a collection of essays about the dangers of censoring pornography, was crafted as a response to proposed municipal censorship laws promoted by feminists Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon. The essayists argue that although such laws seek to protect women from violence inspired by pornography, they would also serve to rob women of sexual expression and possibly sex education. The book reminds readers of the difficulty of denning obscenity and of the history of attempts to censor books that are explicit for educational purposes.
After having worked at Rolling Stone as a music editor, O’Dair edited The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock: Trouble Girls. Containing over fifty essays, mostly written by Rolling Stone staffers and all written by women, the book chronicles the contributions of women in the musical form that has become known as rock and roll. The book is notable for its use of personal anecdotes, photographs, discographies, and bibliography.
O'Dair also published a collection of interviews, features, and reviews of Madonna, which bring her career to light from her early days to her successful stint as an actress in the acclaimed movie Evita.
(A definitive collection of interviews, features, and revi...)1997
(Stunning close-up portrait photographs, accompanied by a ...)1997
(Feminist essays & graphic images, a classic text.)1992