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


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.

Dead Fish Cause A Stink In Vietnam

Many blame Formosa Plastics for tons of fish piling up along the nation’s coast. Some critics want famed environmental crusader Erin Brockovich to get involved.

Prince vs. The Industry

Fiercely protective of his music, the Purple One waged legal battles throughout his career. Were they just good business?