Chris has written about film, music, theater and books for The News since 1996. He attended Harvard for a year as the 2009 Arts and Culture Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley, where he received his B.A. in English literature. He is has taught arts journalism at SMU and film history at the University of Texas at Arlington. Chris has covered the Toronto Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Academy Awards.