Christopher Shea is a Washington-based writer and editor. From Sept. 2010 to Aug. 2012, he wrote the Ideas Market blog and Week in Ideas column for the Wall Street Journal Review. From 2002 to 2010 he was a columnist and blogger for the Boston Globe Ideas section, while also writing for other outlets. He has freelanced for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and Lingua Franca, among other publications, and is a contributing writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education (where he was on staff from 1992 to 1998).

He has also written for the NPR classical-music show “Performance Today,” served as a senior editor for the website Bloggingheads.tv, and ghostwritten for the head of a major cultural institution in D.C.

He can be reached at cshea2[at]gmail.com and followed on Twitter at cshea4.