Articles By Christopher Zara

From Entertainment Sep 06, 2012

CNN Should Fire Erick Erickson Over Vagina Tweet: Petition

Posted on the activist website Change.org, a petition launched by user Mary Rickles of San Francisco said Erickson's continued presence on the network damages the value of the CNN brand. The petition is circulating under the name "CNN: Fire Erick Erickson.

From Law Sep 05, 2012

Fired For Being Christian? Religious Employees Have Their Day In Court

The landmark hearing follows six years of legal battles and tribunals for the four plaintiffs, whose high-profile cases are seen as a polarizing dividing line between British Christians who want to express their faith in the workplace and employers who assert their right to impose dress codes and guidelines for workplace conduct.

From Companies Sep 05, 2012

Hollywood’s Incredible Shrinking Audiences

This past weekend, Hollywood studios received bad news. The number of tickets sold during Hollywood's all-important summer season -- the first week in May through Labor Day weekend -- shrank to 532 million in 2012. That's off 4 percent from last year and on track to be the lowest summer attendance in almost 20 years, according to preliminary estimates from Hollywood.com.

From Entertainment Sep 01, 2012

Somebody Call Orson: Robin Williams Eyes TV Comeback

The hyperactive comic actor is in talks to team up with the master showrunner David E. Kelley for a single-camera comedy set in the advertising industry.

From Companies Sep 01, 2012

Newsweek’s Anti-Obama Cover Scores Big -- Is This The Only Way To Sell Magazines?

Newsweek set off a firestorm earlier this month when it published a divisive cover story by Niall Ferguson entitled "Hit the Road, Barack," in which the author claims that the Romney/Ryan ticket is our nation's only hope for prosperity.

From Entertainment Sep 01, 2012

5 Reasons Why Clint Eastwood Lost His Argument With Invisible Obama

By now everyone has heard about Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood's faux Q&A session with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday night. Taking the exchange at face value, here are five reasons why the furniture debate proved ineffective.

From Companies Sep 01, 2012

Publishers Agree To Reimburse E-Book Customers $69M In Price-Fixing Scheme

Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Publishers will have to issue reimbursements ranging from 25 cents to $1.32 per book to customers who paid inflated e-book prices between April 1 and May 21, 2010.

From Companies Aug 31, 2012

History’s Gay Fail: Is The Cable Network Playing It Too Straight?

GLAAD released its 6th annual "Network Responsibility Index," which maps depictions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on primetime broadcast and cable television.

From Companies Aug 31, 2012

Can Tweeting The Workday Away Save The Economy?

A new report released by business consulting giant McKinsey Global Institute shows that social media tools stand to add from $900 billion to $1.3 trillion to the economy, largely through increased productivity among skilled workers.

From Law Aug 30, 2012

Kim Kardashian Ends Legal Feud Over ‘Fake Kim Kardashian’

Kim Kardashian has settled a $20 million lawsuit against the clothing retailer Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) over an Old Navy