About Chris Faraone
A Phoenix staff writer since 2008, Faraone grew up in Queens, attended Hobart College in upstate New York, and eventually moved to South Florida, where he worked as a dorm-to-dorm vacation cruise salesmen and moonlighted as a stand-up comic. To sharpen his writing and further delay life, he enrolled at New School University’s Graduate Faculty, where he claims he was the biggest dope in the program. He has no regrets though; it was there that he daydreamed up the counter-intellectual philosophy which he dubbed roastmodernism©. Following some foreplay on New York’s then-burgeoning on-line literary scene, he enrolled at Boston University’s College of Communication in 2004 and has been here in Boston ever since. In addition to the Phoenix, Faraone has been published in the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, Boston Magazine, Spin, Elemental, Mass Appeal, The Source, Walkley's, Antenna, Yellow Rat Bastard (YRB), and Columbia Journalism Review, and has literally contributed to (and been re-published on) hundreds of blogs and websites. He is currently writing a book called "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Boston Red Sox."