Rod Dreher, 36, is an opinion writer for the Dallas Morning News and formerly a senior writer at National Review magazine in New York. He has been both chief film critic and city columnist for the New York Post, television critic for the Washington Times, film critic for the Catholic newsweekly Our Sunday Visitor and film critic for Crisis magazine. He is a contributing editor for Touchstone, a magazine of Christian ecumenical orthodoxy. Mr. Dreher has contributed essays on politics, religion and culture to the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet.com and other publications. He appears ocasionally on CNN, Fox News and other national programs as a commentator. He has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize for his arts writing. He has co-written, with five New York City police detectives, a forthcoming book about manhood and virtue, and is now working on a book about "crunchy conservatives," people from the social, religious and political right whose tastes and lifestyles are outside the Republican mainstream. He lives with his wife and young son in Brooklyn, and attends Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic cathedral.