Tuesday, October 11 2011
Looking at two events, Jonathan Franzen talks with David Remnick and Reporting from the Edge: Covering Conflict.
Tuesday, July 12 2011
With The Homeland Directive writer Robert Venditti offers a deep and meditative work on the nature of personhood in an era of mass marketing. Easily the equal of the illustrious works of John Reed or Jonathan Franzen, The Homeland Directive elevates both the political thriller genre and the comics medium.
Friday, May 13 2011
This out of the ordinary event brought together a high profile literary line-up to practice the art of storytelling for the sold-out crowd at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.
Wednesday, September 8 2010
Historically, so-called women’s fiction is a bit of a mess. The Bronte sisters, studied in literature and MFA programs the world over, were forced to publish under male pseudonyms, while authors such as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, who enjoyed some success in their respective periods, were still condescended to.
Sunday, January 1 1995
It is a veritable cornucopia of dysfunction, and because Franzen skewers American culture through the lens of one American family, the book has the potential to alienate large segments of the reading public, particularly, or at least in my experience, an older reading public.