Articles By Christopher Zara

From Books Aug 19, 2012

Glenn Beck May Revive ‘Jefferson Lies’ After The Book Is Pulled By Publisher For Inaccuracies; Is Publishing Broken?

In a phone interview with the International Business Times, the evangelical author David Barton said he was approached by four publishers, among them conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's imprint, to distribute "The Jefferson Lies" after publisher Thomas Nelson halted shipments because of claims that it contains numerous mistakes.

From Law Aug 18, 2012

Madonna Sued By Russian Activists For ‘Promoting Homosexuality’

Madonna is being sued for $10 million by the Trade Union of Russian Citizens -- a pro-Kremlin activist organization -- for "damaging the cultural foundations of St. Petersburg," according to the Russian website

From Entertainment Aug 17, 2012

Christopher Guest Revisits ‘Spinal Tap’ Territory With HBO Series

HBO on Thursday announced that it has placed a straight-to-series order for Guest's "Family Tree," a single-camera comedy about an unemployed 30-year-old who receives a mysterious box from his great aunt.

From Entertainment Aug 17, 2012

Does Hollywood Hate Republicans - Or Just Kelsey Grammer?

Kelsey Grammer has suggested that his right-wing views were the reason he was snubbed for an Emmy Award. Here are five conservatives who have received TV's highest honor.

From Companies Aug 17, 2012

Newspaper Executives: ‘We’re Still Relevant’

A little optimism goes a long way: According to a recent study commissioned by the Newspaper Association Managers (NAM), 25 percent of newspaper executives believe the industry will be more relevant five years from now than it is today.

From Faith & Belief Aug 16, 2012

Atheists Say Billboard Bosses Played God Over Mormon-Bashing Ad

Did the group American Atheists cross the line when it tried to mock Mormonism at the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention? Some sales executives in Tampa, Fla., think it did, at least according to American Atheists President David Silverman.

From Tech Aug 16, 2012

Fifth-Grade Fortune Tellers Predict The Internet’s Future [VIDEO]

The PSA, produced almost 20 years ago by Ray Bjork Elementary School, advocates for Internet access at schools, with youngsters asking, "Why should I be on the Internet?" The answers may surprise you.

From Companies Aug 15, 2012

Jamie Foxx And Biz Stone Get Schooled By Ron Howard On User-Generated Content

The once-noisy din surrounding user-generated contests has somewhat quieted in recent years, but Canon U.S.A. on Tuesday announced that it has wrangled up five disparate celebrities to direct short films under the tutelage of the Oscar-winning director Ron Howard.

From Law Aug 15, 2012

Fox Intern Lawsuit Could Mean ‘Swan’ Song For Unpaid Labor In Glamour Industries

Two unpaid interns who last year sued Fox Searchlight over work they say they should have been paid for are looking to expand the case to include all interns who participated in programs run by Fox Entertainment Group.

From Companies Aug 14, 2012

Warner Bros. Shutters Direct-To-Video Division

The studio is reportedly citing declines in the home entertainment industry as its reason for shuttering six-year-old label Warner Premiere.