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...
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
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.
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.
Currently being shopped around to various TV networks: an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, starring none other than James Bond himself. Read more...
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
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
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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
Pauline Kael, Randall Jarrell, and Jonathan Franzen were all fans of this under-the-radar masterpiece from 1940.
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 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
The bulldozer charisma of Empire’s Cookie. The perfect narrative use of Sadness in Inside Out. The sneaky comic timing of LeBron James in Trainwreck. Tenacious, clever Pip in Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. Jessica Jones’ nightmare-inducing Kilgrave. Show More Summary
“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 […]
From 'City on Fire' to Jonathan Franzen to Donald Trump's poetry to Alexandra Kleeman, it's been a banner book year.