It might be time to retire Jeopardy, says Tom Nichols, himself a former Jeopardy champion. The ending of the rule that you had to retire after five wins has fundamentally changed the dynamics of the game. “It is no longer a show that celebrates the smarts of the average citizen; it is now a showcase for people who prep and practice, who enter the studio determined not to shine for a day or even a week but to beat the game itself.”
Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room and writes and reviews science fiction and fantasy; his work has been published by AE, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. He lives in Shawville, Quebec.