Chris CharlesChris Charles – Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Chris founded Idol Features in 2011. You’ll see articles here dated as far back as January 2007, but those pre-2011 posts were “transplanted” from other, now-defunct sites when Idol Features was still an unnamed “storage” site for articles he’d written for those sites. Chris has since personally conducted dozens of interviews with ladies in various avenues of the entertainment industry, priding himself on doing his homework and not asking a lot of “generic” questions. In fact, some of his interviewees end up wondering; “How the hell did he know to ask me about that?” On the rare occasions his questions may go unanswered, he doesn’t let them go unseen. Check out a March 2016 interview Chris did with Eliza Gale, in which he was the receiving end of the questions, to get a little more of the backstory on Idol Features. See Chris’ articles >>

Bob DeisBob Deis – Contributing Author

After retiring from 40 years of work in the realm of public policy and politics, Bob now writes three blogs (Men’s Pulp Mags, This Day in Quotes, and Quote/Counterquote) and co-edits the Men’s Adventure Library series of books published by New Texture. Those books feature stories and artwork from his collection of more than 5,000 vintage men’s pulp adventure magazines. Bob lives near Key West with his beautiful wife, Barbara Jo, and their three dogs and five cats. See Bob’s articles >>

Gino Terrell – Contributing Author

Gino is a 39-time journalism award recipient. In 2018, he was nominated for two professional National Arts & Entertainment Awards via LA Press Club. In 2017, Gino was notably named the National Association of Black Journalists Student Journalist of the Year. Terrell covered Minnesota’s arts scene under Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and American Public Media Group. He once founded a national award winning student-magazine called Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. You can find Gino on Twitter or Instagram and by the hashtag #GTthatsDangerous. See Gino’s articles >>

Ashton HeltonAshton Helton – Contributing Author

Ashton Helton is an independent filmmaker, content producer, and performance artist from Western North Carolina. Balancing somewhere between psychotic and iconic, she most enjoys collaborating on horror features and projects with surreal or psychedelic themes. She is dedicated to “dangerous entertainment” and stresses the importance of creating content that is subversive, challenging, and unique. See Ashton’s articles >>

Betsy the BookwriterRock Baker – Syndicated Contributor

Rock is a pencil jockey by trade. He’s done work for AC Comics, Main Enterprises, and Moonstone, among others. Some of the strips he’s created include Dinosaur Girl (AC Comics, creator, writer, pencils), Crissy Carrots (main, creator, writer, pencils), and Betsy the Bookwriter (main, co-creator, writer, pencils). His specialty is cheesecake cartooning (what they call “good girl art” these days). See Rock’s articles >>

Past Guest Authors & Contributors

Alexis Iacono
Film and video game voiceover actress at Cowboy City Productions & Casting
Doug Phillips
Filmmaker at Northern Iron Productions
Now-defunct website at
Author at Dark Delights
Vaalee Supreet
Bollywood Entertainment Journalist