About Anne Hoffman
Anne Hoffman is a narrative journalist from Washington, DC. It’s clear from her karaoke performances that she’d like to be a rock star, but storytelling is pretty cool too. Anne has written for NPR Music, produced radio for WAMU, and taken photos and shot video for Mission Local.
She came of age in a bilingual environment, and most recently traveled to Chile to produce a radio documentary about efforts to decriminalize abortion.
Anne is an avid traveler and has lived with local families in Mexico, France, Chile and Spain. Her interests include oral history, Latin America, and youth counterculture movements. She's looking for a story that combines all of the above. Give her a tip if you find one.
- Oberlin College
- Major: Political Memory
- Oakland named America’s “most exciting city” in Movoto top 10 list
- Oakland North
- Oakland. Home of the Black Panthers. Of Gertrude Stein. Of notorious corners, multimillion-dollar drug empires. Hyphy music. Hella. And, more recently, of the upscale Blue Bottle Coffee. Now according to an online real estate company called Movoto, Oakland is the most exciting city in America. Movoto regularly releases top 10 lists, among them “The 10 Most Redneck Cities in America” and “The 10 Nerdiest Cities in America.”
- Mission Music: Nate Allbee’s Favorite Song
- Mission Local
- This piece is the first in an ongoing Mission Local series in which we talk to community leaders and residents about their favorite song; brought to you by Hoffman & Levinson Productions.
- Playlist for the end of the world
- The world's ending, Mayan style. We may as well go out in the spirit of a flashy quinceañera where everyone’s had too much to drink and there’s no tamales left to speak of. I envision a dance party complete with everyone you’ve ever met — friends, rivals, ex-lovers, current partners. And we’re all miraculously getting along and grooving together.
- D.C.'s Juvenile Justice, Then And Now
- All Things Considered (DC Metro Region)
- The idea of a youth prison doesn't typically conjure images of an inviting building with a private movie theater and gym. But New Beginnings Youth Detention Facility in woodsy Laurel, Md. is a different kind of youth prison — one built on the philosophy that young offenders need a positive environment to change.
- Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux brings the sound of protest and nostalgia to the New Parish
- Oakland North
- When she performs, her movements are minimal. Tijoux may pump her arms forward or bounce to the beat, but her focus seems rooted on lyrical delivery. Of all the elements that make good hip-hop great–timing, meter, lyrics–Tijoux’s strength is flow. Her raps are long stretches of stream of consciousness rhymes that somehow manage to express protest and nostalgia in the same breath. Tijoux told the audience that she’s naturally very shy, but added that that doesn’t always conflict with performing live. “I think to make music is to be in internal reflection all the time,“ she said. “The important thing is to have the fuerza to say something.”
Fluent Spanish, French, Dalet, Hindenburg