Christopher Hooks

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Christopher Hooks is a freelance journalist in Austin, where he grew up. His work has appeared in Politico Magazine, Slate, and Texas Monthly, among others. He graduated from The New School in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in history.

By Christopher Hooks:

June 2016 feature, Irving, Glenn Beck, Van Duyne

The Crank Factory

How the right-wing media and a small band of activists turned Irving into a hotbed of hatred.

Glenn Beck turns to Beth Van Duyne, the mayor of Irving, his face lit with his signature mixture of excitement and manic alarm. “Let me just propose a theory,” he says. Just a week earlier, Ahmed Mohamed, a local teen … Read More