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Louis C.K, Jonathan Franzen, and Matthew Weiner Are Competing on Jeopardy, Like One of Those Louie Episodes That Can’t Get Enough Guest Stars

Louis C.K., novelist Jonathan Franzen, and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner are just some of the quotable notables going head-to-head on Jeopardy for the show's Power Players week. The tournament, which is set to air in May, is kind of like Celebrity Jeopardy, except with questions that are more difficult... More »

Louis C.K., Matthew Weiner, Al Franken and Jonathan Franzen to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Louis C.K., Matthew Weiner, Jonathan Franzen and Sen. Al Franken will appear on "Jeopardy!" No, this isn't the setup for an "SNL" skit. The Emmy-winning comedian, creator of "Mad Men," author of "The Corrections" and junior senator from the great state of Minnesota are among the newsmakers and...

Pass the Popcorn! Jonathan Franzen Is Coming to Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! has released a slate of 15 “newsmakers, influencers, political figures, journalists, and others” to compete in its fourth Power Players Week, during which the luminaries will contend in “five stand-alone games for the charity...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen and Louis C.K. on “Jeopardy!”: Sounds like an “SNL” sketch, but it’s real and it’s going to be fascinating

May's “Power Players Week” will also feature Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Franken, and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner

Anderson Cooper Will Defend His Jeopardy! Title In D.C.

Against Louis C.K., Jonathan Franzen, and other "power players" next week. [ more › ]

Kickstarter Suspends Funding for Woman Seeking $5K as Fair Pay for Reading Jonathan Franzen 

No justice, no peace: Kickstarter has suspended one entrepreneurial woman’s crowdfunding campaign to receive fair compensation for the complicated, prolonged odyssey into the male mind we otherwise know as “reading Jonathan Franzen.” Read more...

Entrepreneurial Woman Will Only Read Jonathan Franzen if You Pay Her

There are plenty of us who’ve donated our own precious free time to read the works of Jonathan Franzen—though whether it was worth it to give up hours (days maybe!) of viable television watching in order to slog through Freedom or Purity is highly debatable. Show More Summary

This Is Not the First Article Written by a Robot (Or Is It?)

Sure, robots can be taught basic grammar, and they can research for hours on end. But a robot does not wake up from a dream and write like Jonathan Franzen.

Purity Coming to TV

If you enjoyed Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, I have some exciting news for you. Multiple networks are bidding for TV adaptation rights for a show starring Daniel Craig. For a refresher, check out our own Lydia Kiesling’s review of the novel.

In the Works: An Adaption of Jonathan Franzen's Purity Starring Daniel Craig 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Currently being shopped around to various TV networks: an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, starring none other than James Bond himself. Read more...

Daniel Craig Heading to TV for Series Adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

After being very vocal about having no desire to get back into action as James Bond anytime soon, Daniel Craig is heading to the small screen for his next project. An adaptation of Jonathan Franzen‘s novel Purity is in the works as a...Show More Summary

Newswire: Daniel Craig might star in a Jonathan Franzen TV show for Showtime

Notoriously fuckless James Bond actor (and secret Stormtrooper) Daniel Craig might be more serious than we all thought about his claimed desire to not return to the role of the international superspy: Variety is reporting that CraigShow More Summary

Things I Read That I Love #193: I Sincerely Don’t Know Why Poetry Can Be Mortifying But Tattoos Can Be Cool

3 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Topics include emotional nakedness, Scores, douchebag T-Shirts, abusive relationships, remembering a murdered sister, Haruki Murakami's birthday, Pembroke, Jonathan Franzen and more! The post Things I Read That I Love #193: I Sincerely Don’t Know Why Poetry Can Be Mortifying But Tattoos Can Be Cool appeared first on Autostraddle.

What President Barack Obama is Reading During His Hawaii Vacation

President Barack Obama spent his holiday vacation in Hawaii reading four books, the White House announced on Thursday. His reading list includes: The Whites by Richard Price, Purity by Jonathan Franzen, The Wright Brothers by David Mccullough,...Show More Summary

The Best Novel You’ve Never Heard Of

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Pauline Kael, Randall Jarrell, and Jonathan Franzen were all fans of this under-the-radar masterpiece from 1940.

Celebrity Picks: Jonathan Franzen's Favorite Reads of 2015

The heralded, occasionally controversial, author of Freedom, The Corrections, and Purity--a selection for Amazon's Best of 2015--shares his own favorite books of 2015.

Rudy Rucker's top 11 book picks for 2015

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rudy Rucker is one of my favorite authors of all time. So it's no surprise that the books he read in 2015 and recommend on his blog sound interesting to me: Purity by Jonathan Franzen, Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky,Show More Summary

What Makes A ‘Great British Novel’?

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The book that fits the title of ‘Great American Novel’ is often debated, with contenders including Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. Yet what elements would make up its equivalent across the Atlantic – the ‘Great British Novel’? This video attempts to answer that question – through the words of a few authors […]

The Year in Reading: The Best (and Worst) Books of 2015

From 'City on Fire' to Jonathan Franzen to Donald Trump's poetry to Alexandra Kleeman, it's been a banner book year.

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