Jonathan Franzen

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Pitchfork rips are fun and entertaining

    ​Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right? It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amids ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2010
  • Calendar

    September 12, 2007
  • News

    June 29, 2005

    Heroes and Villains

    Five examples of debased Hollywood, five beacons of hope

  • Columns

    December 8, 2004

    Shiver Me Timbers

    A disquisition on horripilation, cutis anserine, gooseflesh, and goose bumps

  • Books

    April 16, 2003

    Better Dead Than Red

    Novelist Ken Kalfus performs an autopsy on the Soviet state; Wendell Steavenson has Georgia on her mind

  • News

    December 26, 2001
  • Arts

    October 3, 2001

    Cooking the Books

    Grove/Atlantic tests its recipe for prefab classics with Leif Enger's literary potboiler Peace Like a River

  • Books

    September 26, 2001

    The Last Supper

    With an ambitious novel that centers on an ordinary family dinner, Jonathan Franzen sits down at America's table and feasts on dysfunction

  • News

    April 24, 1996

    Why Art Sucks: 57 Cultures and Nothing On

    The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.

  • News

    December 20, 1995

    Boutique Planet

    The upscaling of everything