Kurt Andersen

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Chicago Tribune
In the first 'Opposition' episode, Jordan Klepper feels shadow of 'Colbert'hope that their identities will start to become clear later on. Subtract, too,
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
hope that their identities will start to become clear later on. Subtract, too, a balky third-segment interview with author Kurt Andersen, and there wasn’t much time left to see what this show actually intends to be. What seemed clear, though, is... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
All opposed? Klepper’s ‘Opposition’ spoof sure iswill be a set that resembles a cushy concrete bunker, where Klepper will receiv
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
will be a set that resembles a cushy concrete bunker, where Klepper will receive his “CJs” and, most nights, will interview – and mock-clash with – a guest. (First up: Kurt Andersen, author of the recent book “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywir... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Book World: Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in.Trump By Allen Frances, MD William Morrow. 326 pp. $27.99 Fantasyland: How A
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Trump By Allen Frances, MD William Morrow. 326 pp. $27.99 Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History By Kurt Andersen Random House. 462 pp. $30 Gone are the days when euphemisms about President Trump's mental health insulated... Read more
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Slate
You Wrote for the Harvard Lampoon? The Creator of BoJack Horseman Doesn’t Care.talk about filmmaking much, but he talked (and talked, and talked) to documenta
Slate / Posted 4 days ago
talk about filmmaking much, but he talked (and talked, and talked) to documentary filmmaker Susan Lacy, who sits down with Kurt Andersen to talk about her definitive portrait of the master. Any classical musician will tell you the worst place to... Read more
11d
Slate
Why B.J. Novak Loves Fuller House Unreservedlynonfiction, and over the past half-century he’s written more than 100 articles
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
nonfiction, and over the past half-century he’s written more than 100 articles for the New Yorker. He sits down with Kurt Andersen to talk about his new book, Draft No. 4, which is part memoir, part tutorial for writers. Then writer and... Read more
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SKY News
The world is in an almighty messas many are sure of the existence of a personal God-not a vague force or univer
SKY News / Posted 13 days ago
as many are sure of the existence of a personal God-not a vague force or universal spirit or higher power, but some guy," Kurt Andersen writes. But here is where the going gets weird. "A third of us believe not only that global warming is no big... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Fantasyland' author Kurt Andersen on how Americans believe what they wantbelieve what they want. That’s the heart of “Fantasyland: How America Went Hay
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
believe what they want. That’s the heart of “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, a 500-Year History,” the new book by Kurt Andersen, the novelist, longtime Studio 360 public-radio host and co-founder of Spy magazine, which famously spoke irony... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Fall’s book bountyin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
18d
Slate
Nicholson Baker Fills in as a Substitute Teacher, and Scientists Dance Their Ph.D.sThe Peabody Award–winning show from PRI. Back to School SpecialKurt Andersen c
Slate / Posted 18 days ago
The Peabody Award–winning show from PRI. Back to School SpecialKurt Andersen calls up his favorite high school teacher, Nicholson Baker fills in as a substitute, and scientists turn their research into dances. Listen to this episode of Studio 360... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
After 25 Years, Graydon Carter Is Stepping Down As Editor Of 'Vanity Fair'young former Time magazine writer, a new arrival from Canada who founded a sati
KPBS San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
young former Time magazine writer, a new arrival from Canada who founded a satiric magazine called Spy with his colleague Kurt Andersen. The two wanted intently to punch up — to take on the already famous, wealthy and celebrated. Among their... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Commentary: Look at the arts, and you'll see the feeling of the nation is dislocationit trusts, is a subject so complicated and tangled you can’t expect any single
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
it trusts, is a subject so complicated and tangled you can’t expect any single work this fall to unravel the answers. Yet Kurt Andersen, novelist, co-founder of Spy magazine, former editor of New York magazine, public-radio host of Studio 360,... Read more
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Newsweek
How sex, scandal and media scrutiny in the age of Bill Clinton set the stage for Trumplater identified as “truthiness”). Much of this flimflam, of course, predated
Newsweek / Posted 19 days ago
later identified as “truthiness”). Much of this flimflam, of course, predated the 2000s. In his book Fantasyland , Kurt Andersen traces alternate American reality back 500 years. More recently, some form of elastic veracity had been rolled... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 23 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
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Slate
When Casting Directors Deserve Oscarsepisode of Studio 360 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Some of
Slate / Posted 25 days ago
episode of Studio 360 by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Some of our favorite recent stories about movies. Kurt Andersen talks with Jenny Slate about how her movie career blossomed long after her inglorious stint on Saturday Night... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 26 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional "You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
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26d
Athens Banner-Herald
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 26 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
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27d
MyMotherLode.com
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 27 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional "You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
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27d
Island Packet
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
Island Packet / Posted 27 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional "You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
4 related articles
27d
San Antonio Express-News
Book world hopes for literary breakthrough in fallin which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 27 days ago
in which she has promised a thorough and candid recounting of her shocking loss in 2016 to Trump. Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen have collaborated on the presumably fictional "You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside... Read more
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Deseret News
Hal Boyd: Confronting secular snake oil and the idea that Mormons are 'irrational'Mormons are “irrational,” according to author Kurt Andersen — and so too, he sa
Deseret News / Posted 30 days ago
Mormons are “irrational,” according to author Kurt Andersen — and so too, he says, are millions of other citizens who fall prey to the inordinately high number of hucksters, mystics, charlatans, religionists and fantasy-men in America. For him... Read more
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Slate
Belting Out the “I Want” Songby clicking the arrow on the audio player below: On this week’s Studio 360, so
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: On this week’s Studio 360, some favorite recent segments about the stage. Kurt Andersen talks with Frank Langella about his screen and stage career since his breakout role as Dracula in the 1970s. A... Read more

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