Christopher Hall

Contributing Writer, Via

While reporting on food, architecture, travel and other cultural topics, San Francisco journalist Christopher Hall has carved stones for a medieval French castle, interviewed San Quentin inmate-artists, surveyed Istanbul from its highest minaret, participated in a Brazilian voodoo ceremony, eaten tapas with an octogenarian nun in Seville, bowled with drag queens in Las Vegas, and rowed across a fjord with a Norwegian cheesemaker and one of her goats. He has written for many publications, including Smithsonian, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Saveur, National Geographic Traveler, AARP The Magazine, Gourmet, and Sunset, He is a frequent VIA contributor.