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Liveblogging Franzen on Oprah
Today, December 6th, 2010: Jonathan Franzen appears on Oprah. And I'm liveblogging it. 3:59 pm: The teaser has a hug! Oprah says they've never met...
| December 06, 2010
This month, Jonathan Franzen became the first living American novelist in 10 years to make the cover of Time . His Freedom — out this Tuesday, and his first novel since 2001's National Book Award–winning best seller, The Corrections — has been anoin
Jonathan Franzen and the Great American Novel
| August 27, 2010
Book bag for the dog days
Planning to be lazy and let it all go this summer? Sorry, there are too many good books to read. From Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook Collector to Richard Rhodes's The Twilight of the Bombs and Jean Valentine's Break the Glass , you'll find tomes gal
Load up your Goodman, Gordimer, Franzen, Moody, and more
| June 18, 2010
No assignments here
Need a break from all that required reading this fall? You're in luck. In
An enjoyable reading list
| September 18, 2009
More different than alike
In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
| September 24, 2008
It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
| July 16, 2008
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