Articles by Christopher Zara
- Banned Super Bowl Ad Eclipsed By Real Controversy
January 31 2014 3:19 PM
Israeli company SodaStream is trying to ride a wave of hype surrounding its banned Scarlett Johansson commercial, but criticism of its West Bank operations is fueling the conversation.
- NFL Cheerleaders ‘Terrified’ To Speak Out About Low Pay
January 30 2014 3:59 PM
Amid Super Bowl XLVIII hype, NFL cheerleaders are afraid to speak out about their scant wages for fear of being blacklisted, sources say.
- The 'Time-Life' Era Is Over
January 29 2014 1:18 PM
Employees at U.S. magazine publisher Time Inc. are being hit with yet another round of layoffs.
- What’s Really At Stake For The Players And The NFL?
January 28 2014 4:14 PM
Not every player retires a millionaire, but bonuses await those who make it to the big game. Here's what's at stake for football's unsung heroes.
- The Best State of the Union Drinking Games 2014
January 28 2014 4:05 PM
IBTimes culled together the best drinking games for State of the Union address. Income inequality may be getting worse, but as Chuck Klosterman said, “Booze is the greatest of all equalizers.”
- Meet Cathy McMorris Rodgers, The GOP’s Secret Weapon
January 28 2014 1:15 PM
Scrambling to soften its image with women voters, the Republican Party chose Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., to rebut President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
- How Much Will The Super Bowl Cost NJ/NY Taxpayers?
January 28 2014 7:19 AM
The much-touted economic impact of Super Bowl XLVIII comes with a hefty tax bill for New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. Is it worth the cost?
- Are NFL Cheerleaders Underpaid?
January 25 2014 7:35 AM
A lawsuit filed by an anonymous Oakland Raiderette has sparked calls for fair wages for cheerleaders in the NFL.
- Donations To Huckabee Pour In After ‘Libido’ Comment
January 24 2014 2:22 PM
Following his much-mocked comments about women’s libidos, former Gov. Mike Huckabee made a plea for donations to his political action committee, Huck PAC. It worked.
- Glenn Beck Fans Demand: 'I Want My Blaze TV!'
January 21 2014 2:08 PM
The conservative media personality is urging his viewers to besiege their cable companies with requests for TheBlaze TV, and it’s working.
- Why Biz Owners Are Fed Up With Yelp’s Algorithm
January 17 2014 4:22 PM
Reputation-management companies claim they can improve Yelp ratings. Are their services legit?
- NYC To Rizzoli Bookstore: Your Building Is Not Worthy Of Landmark Status
January 17 2014 3:13 PM
Reportedly facing demolition, the building that houses New York’s beloved Rizzoli Bookstore was deemed to lack the architectural significance for landmark protection.
- Livid Gun Lovers Fired Up Over Anti-NRA Flick
January 16 2014 4:51 PM
Following reports that the Weinstein Co. is producing an anti-NRA Meryl Streep vehicle, angry gun owners flocked to Facebook and posted one-star reviews of the film company.
- Empire State Building Sues Photographer Over Topless Photos
January 14 2014 3:01 PM
The management of the New York landmark is suing photographer Allen Henson, who took cellphone shots of a topless model on the observation deck last summer.
- Bad Shape: Fitness Publisher Caught Calling Advertorials ‘News’
January 13 2014 5:43 PM
Publishing giant American Media Inc. argued that its “well-educated” readership understood the financial motivation behind its advertorials, but the National Advertising Division disagreed.
- Woody Allen Tribute ‘Showed Contempt’ For Abuse Survivors, Says Farrow
January 13 2014 12:26 PM
Mia Farrow on Monday joined her son Ronan in publicly bashing the Golden Globes over a lengthy tribute to filmmaker Woody Allen.
- The Best Golden Globes Drinking Games 2014
January 10 2014 6:12 PM
Why watch Amy and Tina sober? IBTimes scours the Internet for the best Golden Globes drinking games.
- Upworthy Had A Great Year, But Is It Sustainable?
January 10 2014 2:51 PM
The rapidly growing viral video aggregator shared its top topics for 2013, but is Upworthy just one Facebook tweak away from obscurity?
- ‘Bridgeghazi’ Backlash - Why Conservatives Are Fuming Over Christie Hashtag
January 09 2014 2:11 PM
The #Bridgeghazi hashtag is being condemned by conservatives as liberals use it with glee - underscoring their polarized political lenses.
- Velveeta Shortage: A Cheesy Publicity Stunt?
January 08 2014 3:15 PM
Twitter users expressed skepticism Wednesday about the curiously timed “Cheesepocalypse,” but Kraft Foods says it wasn’t cooked up in a marketing meeting.