Marisa Meltzer, Contributor – New York Times

Ms. Meltzer represents a strong showing for Nice Jewish (Riot) Grrls on the list, not just as the author of Girl Power—a history of feminism and 90s music—but also as co-author (with Kara Jesella) of How Sassy Changed My Life, with bylines for the New York Times, The Daily, and The Daily Beast as well, among other places. Also, have you been to one of her parties? Great apartment. Now you know.