I am: a Boston-born, New York-based writer-producer Chris Norris. I’ve written for The New Yorker, New York, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Film Comment, Mens Journal, GQ, Details, NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Topics include: pop, rock, hip-hop, film, TV, media, small-town murders, big-city drama, institutional failures and human triumphs. At New York (1994-1999): pop music columnist and writer of NYC tales from the twilight of the Ramones to the last days of Heath Ledger. At Spin (1999-2004), senior staff writer on music and youth culture; nominated for National Magazine Award in feature writing; had work selected for Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series and the New York University textbook Writing the Essay: Art in the World. Co-authored New York Times bestseller The Tao of Wu. Schooled at: Commonwealth School in Boston, University of California at Berkeley. Lectured at: Harvard on brainwashing and University of Ohio on non-fiction. Here you’ll find a bit of both.