Rod Dreher is author of “Crunchy Cons,” a 2006 nonfiction book exploring the lifestyles and values of neo-traditionalist conservatives, and is also a columnist and editorial writer at The Dallas Morning News. He writes the Crunchy Con blog on Beliefnet.com. He has worked as a writer and editor at National Review and as chief film critic of the New York Post. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, The Sunday Times of London, among other publications. He is an occasional contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and has been a guest on ABC News, CNN, Fox News and other broadcast outlets. In addition, Dreher is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and a recipient of a 2009 Templeton Cambridge Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion. He is a native of south Louisiana, a convert to Orthodox Christianity, and lives in inner-city Dallas with his wife, three children, and five backyard chickens.