Articles by Christopher Zara
- Thousands Rally To Save Girl’s Pet Rooster
March 05 2014 5:11 PM
A 5-year-old Oregon girl was told by local authorities to get rid of her pet rooster, but thousands of Facebook supporters are calling it a bogus pecking order.
- Vicious Twitter Users Scold NJ Cheerleader Who Sued Her Parents
March 04 2014 4:47 PM
Twitter users are scolding and harassing 18-year-old Rachel Canning, who is suing her parents for college tuition and financial support.
- Why RadioShack Is Closing 1,100 Stores
March 04 2014 1:37 PM
Four weeks after its '80s-themed Super Bowl ad went viral, the Texas-based retailer released grim fourth-quarter earnings. Layoffs are expected.
- Why Facebook And Instagram Are Under Fire For Gun Sales
March 03 2014 5:23 PM
More than 94,000 people have signed a petition calling on Facebook to ban the sale and trade of firearms on the global network.
- Maybe This Is Why Oscar Winners Never Thank God
March 03 2014 1:15 PM
Matthew McConaughey’s shout-out to the almighty in his Best Actor acceptance speech became a public referendum on America’s culture wars.
- The Best Oscar Night Drinking Games 2014
February 28 2014 6:02 PM
IBTimes culls together the best drinking games to keep you toasty for Sunday’s Academy Awards.
- Sarah Jones Oscar Tribute: Is The Academy Even Listening?
February 28 2014 2:44 PM
Supporters of a crew member killed on a film set continue to call on the Academy to add her to the “In Memoriam” segment.
- Will ‘American Hustle’ Win Best Picture? Maybe, But It Shouldn’t
February 28 2014 11:07 AM
Opinion: David Russell’s mediocre period caper has benefited from a buzzy cast and hyped-up Oscar campaign; will the Academy drink the Kool-Aid?
- The Best Oscar Night Party Ideas 2014
February 27 2014 2:30 PM
Push the envelope this year with some of the best Oscar-themed party ideas on the Internet. You are the captain now. Act like it.
- VFX Workers Plan Oscars Protest On Hollywood & Vine
February 26 2014 5:23 PM
Visual effects professionals say aggressive tax subsidies are destroying the industry, and they’re rallying on Sunday to voice their opposition.
- The Oscars’ Biggest Winner? Hollywood’s Economy
February 26 2014 11:25 AM
As part of the area’s lucrative “awards industry,” the event pulls its weight. But why is the Academy looking at the numbers?
- Amazon And The CIA: What Good Can Come Of This?
February 25 2014 6:24 PM
Privacy activists are warning of mass surveillance should Amazon Web Services go through with a cloud computing deal with the spy agency.
- Why Gun Lovers Are Gloating Over Piers Morgan Cancellation
February 24 2014 9:54 AM
Is the British host’s ouster from CNN a personal victory for the pro-gun camp?
- Labor Woes Beset Workers Who Make Oscar Statuettes
February 21 2014 3:17 PM
Far from Hollywood, there's a labor dispute between Teamsters and R.S. Owens in Chicago, where Academy Awards statuettes are manufactured.
- Facebook Is Awash In Bloody Ribbons, Black Profiles
February 20 2014 2:30 PM
Amid a surge of Kiev violence, Ukrainian expats are showing support on social media, as those living at home share firsthand horror stories.
- Olympic Games And Happy Meals Don’t Mix: Health Advocates
February 19 2014 5:45 PM
A coalition of health advocates is asking Olympic winners to not accept sponsorships from McDonald’s Corp.
- Georgia's Confederate Flag Specialty Plate: Southern Pride Or Racist Emblem?
February 19 2014 2:07 PM
A reissued specialty license plate has reignited debate over the 13-starred battle flag.
- Gender Diversity In Sports Journalism: No Progress
February 19 2014 8:37 AM
A new report from the Women’s Media Center paints a largely static picture of gender diversity in American newsrooms.
- Capital One Isn’t The Only Bank With A ‘Personal Visit’ Clause
February 18 2014 1:46 PM
The clause that allows Capital One to contact customers “in any manner we choose” has been in use for years, and not just by Capital One.
- Will A ‘Kill Switch’ Deter Smartphone Theft?
February 17 2014 5:38 PM
Four U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would require carriers to include “kill switches” in smartphones, but wireless-industry critics say technological mandates won’t work.