Name that Flyover City! — March 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. What city did writer Kurt Vonnegut hail from?
  2. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, is primarily a coming-of-age story set in what city?
  3. In what city did Robert Altman’s film A Prairie Home Companion take place?

And here are the answers:


Indianapolis, IN—Vonnegut famously once said, “All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.”

Detroit, MI—Middlesex was a bestseller, having more than four million copies sold since its publication in 2002. Its characters and events are loosely based on aspects of Eugenides’ life and observations of his Greek heritage.

St. Paul, MN—The movie fictionalizes the long-running live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion as it prepares for its final broadcast. The movie premiered in St. Paul, on May 3, 2006, at the Fitzgerald Theater,

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