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Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn Shares His Book Recommendations

Posted 03.03.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Walter Kirn is th...

Bumming Favors Off Big Brother

Maxwell Searcy | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Maxwell Searcy

With Americans spending as much time surfing the web (usually for YouTube videos of cats flushing toilets) as watching TV, we have to ask ourselves how this shift is affecting our real lives.

The Value of Stuff

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

If you look at the value of things in terms of numbers, well, it can get you nuts. Since going nuts is expensive, I'm trying to think of markets differently.

'Up In The Air' Author Walter Kirn Slams Oscar Snub Over Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Up in the Air' author Walter Kirn didn't receive an Oscar invite and he has taken to Twitter to vent. "Caution to writers: Don't expect that becaus...

The 10 Best Books of 2009

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani picks his top 10 books for 2009.

American Malaise: Up In the Air

xxxElisabeth Donnellyxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
xxxElisabeth Donnellyxxx

We talked to director Jason Reitman, stars Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick, and author Walter Kirn about their timely Up in the Air, a beautiful film about job loss and human connection.

Movie Review: Up In The Air Soars

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been touting Up in the Air as the year's best film since I saw it in Toronto in September -- and I still haven't seen anything that has changed my mind.

The Inbox Stuffer: Five Articles To Read Over the Holidays

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

In an information age it's so much more useful (not to mention fun) to expand our loved one's minds - rather than their cupboards - by sending them a list of our favorite readings.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.

Testing, Testing

Walter Kirn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walter Kirn

A president, like a college freshman, can't know in advance which questions he'll have to answer or what topics he'll have to master. He has to be flexible, supple, and responsive. He has to be comfortable with multiple-choice.