Blockbuster, one the world's largest renter of Hollywood movies, filed for bankruptcy on September 23, 2010. To understand why its collapse was inevitable in a digital world, see my January 2006 article in Slate (below) http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/zombie.htm
I studied government at Cornell and Harvard, and received a Ph.D from Harvard in 1973. My master's thesis on the search for political truth ("Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth" and my doctoral dissertation ("News From Nowhere") were both published as books. I taught political science at MIT and UCLA for three years but then decided that researching and writing books was a far more educational enterprise. I have now written 14 books, some of which are on my (websitewww.edwardjayepstein.com) My new book is "The Hollywood Economist:The Reality Behind The Movie Business." I am currently writing a book on the 9-11 Commission.
The photograph on my blog is by Paris photographer and artist Valerie Sadoun