Several well-known authors contributed pieces to this book including Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Weiner, Malinda Lo, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen.
Jonathan Franzen knows a lot about birds. The novelist competed on Jeopardy’s “Power Players Week” alongside Chuck Todd and S.E. Cupp as part of a variation on the Celebrity Jeopardy theme. Franzen flubbed a few questions about Shakespeare...Show More Summary
Author Jonathan Franzen competed on celebrity Jeopardy earlier this week. For the show’s “Power Players Week,” leading journalists and politicians competed to raise money for charity. The award-winning novelist competed against Chuck Todd from Meet the Press and conservative political writer S.E. Show More Summary
Writes Jonathan Franzen, describing his feeling as he got ready for a cruise to Antarctica on a luxury ship that he'd chosen to make his girlfriend — who wasn't going after all — comfortable.I love the whole story — in The New Yorker...Show More Summary
Last week we announced that TV’s best game show, Jeopardy!, was hosting a Power Players week, during which famous (and “famous”) people play the game for charity. Jonathan Franzen played earlier this week, and Louis C.K. competed last night. He did well—he won! He also wore a suit, which, for Louis, is a real bit of […]
Jeopardy! kicked off its annual "Power Players Week" last night, in which well-known journalists and media intellectuals compete on the famed quiz show for the charities of their choice. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, and novelist Jonathan Franzen competed on Monday's show, with Cupp proving victorious ... More »
Franzen's second-place performance on the show may have gone a long way to reverse his elitist persona
She went up against Chuck Todd and Jonathan Franzen.
When novelist Jonathan Franzen received an unexpected inheritance from his late uncle, he decided to honor his memory with a vacation — not to a cosmopolitan capital such as Paris or Tokyo, but to the coldest place in the world. In a new essay in the New Yorker, the author of "The Corrections"...
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To kick things off, CNN's S.E. Cupp is battling Meet The Press host Chuck Todd and novelist Jonathan Franzen on Monday night's episode.
Why did the best novel yet from the most ambitious novelist in the United Kingdom almost fail to get published in North America? The post The Case for Non-IKEA Writing in the Age of Jonathan Franzen appeared first on The Millions.
Jeopardy is a classic, cool show, and it’s got that great set and that beautiful host, Alex Trebek. In the world of game shows, it’s truly timeless. But the contestants aren’t always the coolest! Sometimes they’re librarians, or bloggers, or poets, or teachers. And who wants to watch teachers answer trivia? Isn’t that what “teaching” is, […]
Jonathan Franzen blinks in the light as a young woman with a microphone pelts him with words for a free association game. “The 2016 election!” He looks distinctly uncomfortable. But he decides to be a good sport. “Fun to … watch,” he says, choosing the cheerful phrase with care. “Social media!” Oh, he knows what they want. Show More Summary
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, 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...
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
May's “Power Players Week” will also feature Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Franken, and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner
Against Louis C.K., Jonathan Franzen, and other "power players" next week. [ more › ]
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...