Amanda Petrusich has research and teaching interests in music and culture writing, creative nonfiction and the personal essay. She is the author of It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (Faber and Faber/Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2008) and Pink Moon (Continuum, 2007) an installment in Continuum Books' acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her music and culture writing has appeared in the New York Times , Spin , Pitchfork , the Oxford American , Wire , the Onion A.V. Club , eMusic and elsewhere. She has served as a creative nonfiction writing instructor at the Charlottesville Writing Center.