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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience

Americans say they prize competition, a proliferation of choices, the little guy. Yet our taste for convenience begets more convenience, through a combination of the economics of scale and the power of habit. The easier it is to use Amazon, ...

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‘Resident’ writer under investigation for past harassment claims

Zachary Lutsky, a consulting producer on “The Resident,” has reportedly been put under review over past accusations of sexual harassment. Lutsky, a former ER doctor who wrote for the Fox medical drama, had faced HR complaints on “The Night Shift” ...

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'This American Life' host Ira Glass and writer wife divorcing

“This American Life” host Ira Glass and his estranged wife, writer Anaheed Alani, are discussing a divorce settlement, court proceedings revealed Wednesday. “I know there has already been a settlement proposal and that the attorneys are talking,” said Manhattan Supreme ...

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Marvel’s Black Widow standalone movie finally gets a writer

Natasha Romanoff may finally be getting her own movie. Marvel has hired screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to pen the script for a long-awaited Black Widow standalone movie, according to Variety. The character originated on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson in ...

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‘Die Hard’ writer says Bruce Willis flick is a Christmas movie

If this is their idea of a Christmas movie… Writer Steven E. de Souza settled one of the most controversial topics of our lifetime: is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? Responding to a question on Twitter, de Souza confirmed that ...

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Writer says host John Hockenberry harassed her and his co-workers

An author has accused public radio star John Hockenberry of a range of creepy behavior in an essay posted online late Friday night. Suki Kim writes on the website The Cut, that Hockenberry, 61, who is married with five children, ...

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‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’ writer recalls vulgar incident

A female comedy writer on “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” revealed the repulsive in-office incident of sexual harassment that left her without a job. Janis Hirsch penned a piece for The Hollywood Reporter where she recalled the mistreatment she received as ...

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook

Mr. Zuckerberg’s preposterous defense of Facebook’s failure in the 2016 presidential campaign is a reminder of a structural asymmetry in American politics. It’s true that mainstream news outlets employ many liberals, and that this creates some systemic distortions in coverage ...

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Prominent fake news writer is found dead at the age of 38

A fake news writer who claimed responsibility for President Trump’s shock election win was found dead in his Laveen, Ariz., home at the age of 38. Paul Horner was found in his bed on Sept. 18, and an autopsy found ...

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‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ writer dies at 41

Michael Friedman, an Obie-winning composer and lyricist known for the musicals “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” has died. He was 41. Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham said Friedman died Saturday of ...

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