Why Are the DSK Maid Rape Security Guards Dancing in This Video?

Maureen O'Connor · 12/08/11 04:18PM

Now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in France and safe from criminal prosecution for rape, his Sofitel maid encounter has entered its "Grassy Knoll" phase in the public imagination: Complicated conspiracy theories abound, even as most accept a much simpler explanation of events. (DSK either forced himself on Nafissatou Diallo or willfully misunderstood a frozen stare of horror as an "unabashed" come-on, is the general consensus, right?)

Why Netflix Won't Be the HBO of the 21st Century

Gabriel Snyder · 02/15/10 09:30AM

For now, sure you might be thinking of canceling your cable service for a steady diet of Netflix. But Edward Jay Epstein explains why movie studio economics are crumpling the red envelope's dreams of being the next HBO.

Can Indie Movies Survive?

Gabriel Snyder · 02/05/10 04:31PM

Indie films have become the lost children of Hollywood in recent years. Author Edward Jay Epstein explains why Hollywood is abandoning the indie movie business in favor of merchandisable CGI spectacles like Avatar.