Chris Colin

Contributing Writer, Via

Chris Colin is the author most recently of What to Talk About. He’s also written about chimp filmmakers, solitary confinement, George Bush’s pool boy, and more. His work as appeared on, and in the New York Times Magazine, Pop-Up Magazine, Wired, and Afar, where he's a contributing writer.

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