Edward Jay Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein is the author of The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood. (To read the first chapter, click here.)

The Hollywood Economist
Sept. 6 2005 1:29 PMThe Iger FatwaDoes it mean goodbye to the movies?
The Hollywood Economist
Aug. 22 2005 12:19 PMThe Next Big ThingSony's Blu-Ray DVD.
The Hollywood Economist
Aug. 8 2005 6:13 AMHollywood's Profits, DemystifiedThe real El Dorado is TV.
The Hollywood Economist
July 25 2005 2:48 PMHollywood's Death SpiralThe secret numbers tell the story.
The Hollywood Economist
July 11 2005 3:47 PMRomancing the Hedge FundsHollywood's new golden goose.
The Hollywood Economist
June 27 2005 11:49 AMTom Cruise Inc.The numbers behind his celebrity.
The Hollywood Economist
June 6 2005 1:14 PMDumb MoneyThe madness of movie advertising.
The Hollywood Economist
May 23 2005 6:43 AMNicole Kidman's KneeOr, how the insurance business runs Hollywood.
The Hollywood Economist
May 9 2005 11:11 AMConcessions Are for Girlie MenArnold Schwarzenegger's absurdly advantageous contract for Terminator 3.
The Hollywood Economist
April 25 2005 12:18 PMHow To Finance a Hollywood BlockbusterStart with a German tax shelter.
Nov. 19 2003 12:58 PMPrague RevisitedThe evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connection hasn't gone away.
April 1 2003 9:21 AMHavel's Unpublished Correction
The Hollywood Economist
Aug. 29 2005 6:33 AMSend in the AliensThey're the last hope for the foreign box office.
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Aug. 15 2005 5:25 PMSex and the CinemaIn the New Hollywood, it's a liability.
The Hollywood Economist
Aug. 1 2005 9:13 AMHollywood's Death Spiral, Part 2Are movie theaters facing extinction?
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July 18 2005 1:41 PMHidden PersuadersThe secretive research group that helps run the movie business.
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July 5 2005 1:01 PMThe Vanishing Box OfficeA terminal condition.
Summer Movies
June 14 2005 1:37 PMRupert Murdoch Strikes BackHis bold plan to give away 20 million digital video recorders.
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May 31 2005 6:18 AMThe Midas FormulaHow to create a billion-dollar movie franchise.
The Hollywood Economist
May 16 2005 2:55 PMGross MisunderstandingForget about the box office.
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May 3 2005 5:12 AMParanoia for Fun and ProfitHow Disney and Michael Moore cleaned up on Fahrenheit 9/11.
The Hollywood Economist
Sept. 27 2005 6:18 PMHow Did Michael Eisner Make Disney Profitable?Not with cartoons.
April 2 2003 11:00 AMAl-Qaida, Pawn of Nations
March 31 2003 8:59 AMSaddam and Osama



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 8:51 AM The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 9:00 AM Exclusive Premiere: Key & Peele Imagines the Dark Side of the Make-A-Wish Program
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.