Striking W.G.A. Members Getting Bored; Pass the Time With Alternate Hobbies, Jobs

Breaking news from the W.G.A. picket lines: These striking writers are BORED! In a Sunday arts and leisure feature, the New York Times checked in with some of them to find out how they’ve been keeping busy, aside from walking around with placards, in the three months since their careers (and bank accounts) were put on hold. Some of the strikers are doing what seems like some pretty fun stuff – pitching cartoons to the New Yorker, covering the primaries for NPR, or picking up unfinished “passion projects” like novels, children’s books or rocks bands. But others have had no choice but to return to those horrid, pre-MFA, odd jobs like waiting tables, bartending, copywriting and tutoring. Agonizing, we know, but it looks like they’re going to have to stick it out a bit longer.

Striking W.G.A. Members Getting Bored; Pass the Time With Alternate Hobbies, Jobs