Zach Schonfeld

Zach Schonfeld is a freelance journalist and writer based in New York. His writing has appeared in Business Insider, The Independent, Time, The Atlantic, Billboard, Slate, New York Magazine, Esquire, Pitchfork, UPROXX, Vulture, Paste Magazine, The A.V. Club, Thought Catalog, SPIN, Stereogum, The Ringer, Consequence, MEL Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, InsideHook, Metro Weekly, PopMatters, The Billfold, and more.

Zach was formerly a senior writer at Newsweek. His first book, Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth, was published by the 33 1/3 series in 2020.

Up, Up and Away

“Alien From Another Planet.” Why Nicolas Cage Was Born to Play Superman

A brief history of Nic Cage’s lifelong obsession with the Man of Steel.


The Agony and Ecstasy of Being the World’s Biggest Tom Cruise Impersonator

Evan Ferrante is in the Tom Cruise business, and business is booming. “Busiest and most lucrative year of my adult life,” he tells Inverse.


Before the MCU, Ghostface Killah Made Iron Man Cool

In return, it almost got the Wu-Tang rapper a cameo in the 2008 movie.


The Sound of 'The Birds'

How Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece revolutionized sound design and film scoring.


The Oral History of Raccacoonie, the Most Beloved Universe in 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'

“The Raccacoonie gag was in there from that first writers’ trip and it never left the script.”

The Inverse Awards

Film editor Paul Rogers on parallel universes, The Matrix, and A24's breakout hit 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'

Wheez the juice

The oral history of Encino Man, Brendan Fraser’s caveman cult classic

“I don’t think anybody thought it would be successful.”