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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. ​

How Teaching Taught Me More About YA Books

MFA student Chris M. Arnone took a freshman-level course, helped teach it, and learned more about YA books than he bargained for.

What Does a Poet Laureate Do?

The position is a great honor, but what, exactly, does a Poet Laureate do? Find out what the Library of Congress asks of it Laureates here.

Intersex Reading MIDDLESEX

An intersex reader on the experience of reading Jeffrey Eugenides' MIDDLESEX, a story about an intersex character, and searching for representation.

Deadpool: A Character Primer

By now, you’ve seen at least three dozen commercials about the upcoming, extra-crazy, not-for-children Deadpool movie. The Merc with a ...

Inclusivity in the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2015

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

Intro to Fiction: A Rioter’s College Journey

One of the major qualifications for writing at Book Riot is being an avid reader, obviously. Having a college degree, however, ...

The Silver Lining: “Best of Goodreads” Comics

If you read much on our sister site, Book Riot, you’ll find some love for Goodreads along with some criticism. ...

Vampirella, Red Sonja, and Dejah Thoris Redesigns and Relaunches

Visit any local comic book shop and you’ll see a great trend: more functional and less revealing costumes for female ...

Comic Book Character Names We’re Obviously Mispronouncing

In light of the recent revelation from J.K. Rowling that we’ve all been mispronouncing Voldemort this whole time, I began ...

Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Panelteers Are Reading in September 2015

In this feature at Panels, we take a look at what the Panelteers are reading this month. These are the ...

Diversity Panels at Kansas City Comic Con

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending a brand new convention to my hometown: Kansas City Comic Con. ...

Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Panelteers Are Reading in August 2015

In this feature at Panels, we take a look at what the Panelteers are reading this month. These are the ...

I Learned More about Slavery from Fiction than Public Education

Before I began my summer course on Shakespeare, I was (per usual) reading multiple books at once. On my Kindle ...

Read Harder Recommendations: A Comic from the Library

The Panels 2015 Read Harder Challenge consists of 26 challenge categories spanning the breadth and depth of all things that ...

Comics for Fans of MADDADDAM by Margaret Atwood

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

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