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Cover Unveiled For ‘Scratch’ Essay Anthology

Several well-known authors contributed pieces to this book including Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Weiner, Malinda Lo, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen.

The Bard For 100

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

Jonathan Franzen on Jeopardy

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

"When I packed my suitcase, it was as if I were doing the bidding of the money I’d paid."

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

Watch Louis C.K. Win ‘Jeopardy!,’ and See Journalists Get Flustered, Too

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 […]

Here’s What You Missed on Jonathan Franzen’s Jeopardy! Appearance

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 »

“Intellectual loner” Jonathan Franzen shows fallibility as “Power Player” on “Jeopardy!”

Franzen's second-place performance on the show may have gone a long way to reverse his elitist persona

Jonathan Franzen voyages to the end of the world

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"...

Shorties (New Jonathan Franzen Nonfiction, Stream Mark Kozelek's Covers Album, and more)

The New Yorker features new nonfiction by Jonathan Franzen. Stream Mark Kozelek's new covers album Sings Favorites at his website. May is Largehearted Boy's first fundraising month. All donations will go toward creating new features, crafting a better user experience,...

S.E. Cupp Battles Chuck Todd on Tonight’s Jeopardy; See Who Else Is Playing This Week

last weekNews : Mediaite

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.

The Case for Non-IKEA Writing in the Age of Jonathan Franzen

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.

Louis C.K., Jonathan Franzen, More to Compete on ‘Jeopardy’

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, […]

I Went to the Taping of Jeopardy! Featuring Jonathan Franzen, and He Was Completely, Grumpily Charming

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, 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!'

2 months 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 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

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