Interim editor | Books

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.

When a killer stalks 'Bright Young Women,' why do their stories get lost?

FICTION: Jessica Knoll's novel, inspired by Ted Bundy's crimes, puts the women at its center.

If Sinclair Lewis isn't the best Minnesota author, who is?

Inspired by a new list, we're curious about your favorites. Louise Erdrich? Kate DiCamillo? Marcie Rendon?

Review: Scary new book is a sequel to Shirley Jackson's 1959 'The Haunting of Hill House'

FICTION: Elizabeth Hand's "A Haunting on the Hill" keeps the scares coming in a creepy, deserted mansion.

Twin Cities Film Fest features Alexander Payne's 'Holdovers' and made-in-Minnesota 'Downtown Owl'

The 14th annual festival takes place in St. Louis Park.

Benjamin Percy and Nathan Hill talk books, Minnesota

They're debuting novels "The Sky Vault" and "Wellness."

Talking Volumes author Ann Patchett on Kate DiCamillo, 'Cats' and the novel that went disastrously wrong

The best-selling author says all her books are about the same thing.

Could you be Minneapolis' first poet laureate?

Now hiring: The city and the Loft are searching for an advocate for poetry.

7 shocking books about real-life fires — in Hinckley, Minn., Chicago and Montana

NONFICTION: Scott W. Berg's "The Burning of the World," about the Great Chicago Fire, joins an exceptional list.

'Of Time and Turtles' has lots to teach us about compassion and nature

NONFICTION: Sy Montgomery's tale of turtle rescues is a cousin to her "The Soul of an Octopus."

Hollywood is a bit up in the air but there's a movie series for everyone

From erotic shorts to "Singin' in the Rain," Twin Cities movie festivals have you covered.