Chloe Riley is a journalist, theater critic, poet and skeptic, depending on the day. Her direct, dry voice comes from many a long night spent with David Sedaris, Christopher Hitchens, Virginia Woolf and Mark Twain. She regularly contributes to the arts mag Chicago Reader, British news site The Guardian and the New York-based American Theatre Magazine. In her spare time, she writes about film, death and old magazines. She avoids the words “shattering” and “beautiful” like the plague.