Research and fact checking are critical to ensuring that the information we publish goes beyond surface level assumptions, and truly enriches our lives--no matter the field.
Charles Heller has been a writer and editor for over 15 years. He has covered everything from volunteer clown training seminars to the groundbreaking camera technology of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.He has written for publications including Food & Wine, the New York Post, New York Daily News, Bandcamp, The Outline, Paste, and Polygon.
Charles Heller received a Bachelors of Arts in Written Arts from Bard College.
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