Christopher Kelly

Christopher Kelly is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, where he covers film, television and books. He also contributes regularly to the “Texas Report” for The New York Times. Among the subjects he’s written about are a man who believes aliens created the universe; the cultural renaissance of the late Governor Ann Richards; and the rise of the independent film scene in North Texas.

His writing about food and travel has appeared in such publications as the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, Ink and Indulge.  

Kelly was born in Staten Island, New York and graduated from Dartmouth College. He was the film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 2000 to 2012. He lives in the Bluebonnet Hills section with his partner, Neritan Xhaferi, and their Jack Russell terrier, Tucker. His favorite Fort Worth restaurants, in no particular order, are Shinjuku Station, Fireside Pies, Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, and Fred’s Texas Café.