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Christopher ZaraWelcome, folks.

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

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 local theater in Orlando, Florida, during the 1990s.

In 2002, nearly fried from Florida’s oppressive humidity, I migrated west and turned my attention to ¬†journalism. Writing for Seattle magazine, the Northwest’s premier monthly, I covered arts and cultural happenings across the Puget Sound region. Elsewhere, I tackled similar topics for national arts magazines like MovieMaker, Dramatics, and Emmy Magazine. My work has also appeared in Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Salon, Business Insider, and Mental Floss 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 trade magazine Show Business.

My first book, Tortured  Artists, was published in 2012 by Adams Media Corporation, an imprint of F+W Media.

Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions or comments.