Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

14 of the Best Books for New Dads

Here are some of the best books for new dads, including The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year by Dawn Dais.

12 Dystopian Books Like 1984

1984 is a classic dystopian work, deeply embedded in our culture. Here are 12 more dystopian and anti-utopian books like 1984, including Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson.

The History and Future of Singular They

Let's take a closer look at the history and future of singular they, including the patriarchy in language and prescriptivist pushback.

Audiofile SYNC Bringing More Free Audiobooks to Teens This Summer

On April 29th, AudioFile will kick off its twelfth summer of SYNC, a summer program offering free audiobooks for teens.

10 of the Best Fantasy Comics Fit to Print

For your own escapism needs, here are the 10 of the best fantasy comics you can safely snag from your local comic book store.

In Defense of Cookbooks: Yeet the Internet

Why do I stand in defense of cookbooks? Why do I prefer them to Tasty or Food Network? Let me count the ways.

25 Best Funny Audiobooks for Your Holiday Road Trip

Before you pile into the car to visit family for holiday gatherings, here are the 25 best funny audiobooks for those holiday road trips, including Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

10 Historical Mystery Series to Whisk You Away

With the global pandemic turning every social media visit into doomscrolling, find refuge in these great historical mystery series.

Your Batman Reading Order: How to Catch Up on The Dark Knight

Here's your Batman reading order to catch you up before the release of next year's feature film: The Batman.

8 Major Changes: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Comic vs. Show

Adaption always leads to changes from the source material, so here's a rundown of The Umbrella Academy: comic vs. show.