Christopher ZaraWelcome, folks.

I’m a New York City author and journalist who covers media, culture, entertainment, and the arts. I’m a senior writer for International Business Times, the flagship title of IBT Media.

My work has also appeared in Newsweek, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Salon, Business Insider, Mental Floss and elsewhere.

I have a book called Tortured  Artists, published in 2012 by Adams Media Corporation, an imprint of F+W Media. Every time you buy a copy, an angel gets a shot of Cuervo.

I was born in beautiful Trenton, New Jersey, a town known for its lush forests, sweeping vistas, and exotic wildlife (not really). I began my career writing for black-box theaters in Orlando, Florida, during a decade now generally known as the 1990s.

In 2002, I moved to Seattle and turned my attention to journalism. It took my mind off the rain. I wrote for Seattle magazine, the Northwest’s premier monthly, covering arts and cultural happenings in the area. I tackled similar topics for national arts magazines like MovieMaker, Dramatics, and Emmy Magazine.

In 2005, I moved to New York City, also known as the scaffolding capital of the world. From 2005 – 2012, I was the managing editor of the performing arts magazine Show Business.

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