Articles by Christopher Zara

Christopher Zara is the deputy editor of media and culture. He joined IBT in June 2012. He was previously managing editor of Show Business, a magazine for New York City's performing arts industry. His writing has also appeared in the Independent, Salon, Newsweek, Mental Floss, Emmy magazine and elsewhere. Zara’s book "Tortured Artists" was released in 2012 by F+W Media and internationally by Burda Publishing in 2015. Email him at c.zara@ibtimes.com.

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Lone Star State Of Mind

Could a “Texit” occur? The U.K.’s divorce from the European Union has emboldened a long-festering Texas secessionist movement in the United States.

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Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.
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Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."