Articles by Christopher Zara
- Fed-Up Writers To Publishers: There Is No Free Lunch
November 19 2013 1:48 PM
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the latest group to launch a campaign telling writers not to work without pay.
- Livid Twitter Users Wish Death On Smiling Lion Killer
November 18 2013 7:02 PM
Melissa Bachman, a controversial game hunter, found herself the target of death wishes and obscenity-laced insults after she bragged of killing a lion in South Africa.
- Downloading Rape Porn Could Mean Prison For Brits
November 18 2013 3:04 PM
U.K. lawmakers are banning the possession of pornographic images that depict simulated rape, but some say the law goes too far.
- Misogynistic School Speaker Had Ties To Gay Conversion Group
November 15 2013 5:44 PM
Justin Lookadoo, whose gender-stereotyping lecture at a Texas high school brought outrage this week, has been linked to the ex-gay organization Exodus International.
- This Godless Church Is Too Churchy For Some Atheists
November 15 2013 2:09 PM
The Sunday Assembly, a growing congregation, wants to spread positivity without God, but it’s leaving some atheists in a state of disbelief.
- Is Time Inc. The Next Huffington Post?
November 14 2013 3:18 PM
Norman Pearlstine, CCO of Time, likes the Forbes-style contributor model, which relies on content created by unpaid or low-paid bloggers.
- Big-Box Stores Take Heat For Thanksgiving Day Openings
November 13 2013 2:44 PM
Boycott efforts are underway to stop companies like Wal-Mart, Target and Macy’s from offering Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving.
- The Tweet That Could Cost Spike Lee $25,000
November 12 2013 5:49 PM
In March 2012, the “Do the Right Thing” director erroneously retweeted an address that belonged to an elderly Central Florida couple, not George Zimmerman.
- In Wake Of Tragedy, Rock Fans Discover Yellow Dogs
November 12 2013 1:47 PM
New fans are discovering the music of the Iranian rock band the Yellow Dogs after two members were fatally shot in a Brooklyn apartment.
- ‘Transgender Bathroom Law’ Could Be Repealed
November 11 2013 5:41 PM
A conservative group says it collected more than 600,000 signatures to repeal a California law aimed at protecting transgender students.
- Redditors Fight Back Against YouTube Google+ Integration
November 11 2013 12:23 PM
Thousands of angry Reddit users descended on a Google products forum Monday, demanding the right to comment anonymously on YouTube.
- Millennials Get An Opera, But Will They Tweet About It?
November 08 2013 8:18 PM
“Two Boys,” a tale of teenage angst and online deception, is luring young people to the Met Opera. Will they come back?
- Republicans Refuse To Accept Obama’s 'Non-Apology'
November 08 2013 3:05 PM
Asked about gaps in the new health care law, President Obama responded with a perfectly reasoned expression of regret. And then the right pounced.
- California Bullfighting Academy Has Animal-Lovers Seeing Red
November 08 2013 10:25 AM
Bullfighting is illegal in the U.S. Teaching it is not. Animal-rights advocates want to change that.
- ‘Star Wars’ Acting Hopefuls Pester Casting Agent Off Facebook
November 07 2013 12:22 PM
A casting Facebook page for what is believed to be the next “Star Wars” movie couldn’t handle the volume of actors beseeching it with questions.
- Anti-Rape Underwear: Safety Measure Or Victim-Blaming?
November 06 2013 6:35 PM
An Indiegogo campaign is raising $50,000 to produce a line of rape-resistant garments, but some say it misses the point.
- $15 Minimum Wage: SeaTac Vote Could Spark National Dialogue
November 06 2013 1:02 PM
Voters in the small Washington state town of SeaTac approved the country’s highest minimum wage on Tuesday. Could the nation follow?
- Disney Q4 Earnings Preview: Will The Mouse Roar Again?
November 06 2013 9:21 AM
Boosted by ESPN ratings, theme-park attendance and the blockbuster “Monsters University,” the Walt Disney Company on Thursday is expected to report strong Q4 2013 results.
- Ratings-Wise, Can Things Get Any Worse At CNN?
November 05 2013 12:25 PM
Bogged down by Obamacare coverage, CNN netted its lowest prime-time viewership since August 2012.
- LAX Shooting Suspect, Like Others, Left Few Digital Footprints
November 04 2013 4:46 PM
Paul Ciancia's generation lives on Facebook/Twitter, but like other young men accused of mass violence, he had little interest in social media.