Author Archive: Christopher Zara
Christopher Zara is a media and culture reporter for the International Business Times. His first book, Tortured Artists, was published by Adams Media this spring.
“I usually accept people on the basis of their self-images, because their self-images have more to do with the way they think than their objective-images do.” —From The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, 1975 You have to hand it to Andy Warhol. For a silly-looking guy reminiscent of Gollum in a mad-scientist wig, he had, and still […]
I just rated the website Klout. It gets a score of 1984. If you haven’t yet heard of the Internet’s new rising star of social-media analytics (because you’re too busy having a life, for instance), chances are you will soon be unable to escape its dirty little tentacles. Klout is the latest online spreader of […]
In December 1908, the Irish poet W. B. Yeats woke up in a spacious loft on Rue de Passy, in Paris, snuggling comfortably next to Maud Gonne, the feminist and Irish nationalist whom he had long pursued. A liaison had transpired the night before, the particulars of which Yeats and Gonne took to their graves, […]
The right-wing brain is all wrong for creativity — just as we suspected. On the list of things that will never happen, Arnold Schwarzenegger winning an Oscar for best actor has to be pretty high up there, probably somewhere between aliens taking over and Belgium becoming a super power. True, anything is possible, but the […]
If your first association with the name Webster is Emmanuel Lewis or a music venue in New York City’s East Village, you might be interested to know that the other Webster was not just the guy who published the American Dictionary of the English Language. He was also one of America’s tragically unsung Founding Fathers. […]