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David Foster Wallace

  1. Michael C. Hall’s 10 Favorite BooksFrom David Foster Wallace to Alison Bechdel.
  2. books
    The Unintentional Last Words of 13 Famous Writers Including James Baldwin, Lou Reed, Nora Ephron, and David Foster Wallace.
  3. Bill Hader to Star in John Malkovich-Produced ‘Empress of Serenity’SNL alum Bill Hader just landed a new starring film role. According to The Wrap, Hader has signed on to star in Empress of Serenity, an […]
  4. casting couch
    Bill Hader to Star in Empress of SerenityA supposedly fun thing you’ll probably want to do again: See this movie.
  5. party chat
    How Jason Segel Feels a Kinship With the Late David Foster WallaceThere’s more than meets the eye.
  6. On End of the Tour, Trainwreck, and JournalismThe weirdness of the writer-subject relationship.
  7. movie review
    The End of the Tour Is Like Spending Two Hours With David Foster WallaceThe film is essentially a two-character piece in which every exchange is boldface, fraught.
  8. legacies
    The Rewriting of David Foster WallaceHow the author of Infinite Jest became the center of a self-help cult.
  9. party chats
    Jason Segel’s Advice on How to Read David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest“You have to read it in doses.”
  10. Jason Segel Reveals His David Foster Wallace Syllabus at BookCon“Truly, I didn’t know a book could have that effect on me viscerally.”
  11. trailer mix
    Jason Segel Becomes DFW in The End of the TourOpposite Jesse Eisenberg.
  12. When Did Books Get So Freaking Enormous? The Year of the Very Long NovelWhen did books get so freaking long?
  13. excerpt
    David Foster Wallace’s David Letterman Tribute“I am a woman who appeared in public on Late Night with David Letterman on March 22, 1989.”
  14. sundance 2015
    Sundance Review: DFW Biopic The End of the TourWhen he first appeared onscreen, I worried.
  15. non-endorsements
    David Foster Wallace Estate Comes Out Against the Jason Segel Biopic(They saw that picture.)
  16. bandanas
    Here Is Jason Segel As David Foster WallaceUpdate: now with video.
  17. Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace in a BiopicJason Segel has been cast as late author David Foster Wallace in an upcoming film called The End of the Tour, The Wrap reports. The movie is […]
  18. in production
    The David Foster Wallace Movie Is HappeningThe End of the Tour will star Jason Segel as the writer.
  19. Last Night’s ‘Parks and Rec’ Was Full of References to ‘Infinite Jest’ Parks and Recreation co-creator / showrunner Mike Schur is a noted fan of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest, and prior to last […]
  20. David Foster Wallace and the Comedy NerdMike Schur, showrunner of Parks and Recreation, is obsessed with David Foster Wallace. At Harvard, he made Wallace an honorary member of the […]
  21. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Jay-Z, the Wachowskis, and Philip Roth’s Wikipedia BeefAnother reason to stay indoors. 
  22. infinite jest
    Read an Interactive Infinite Jest MapBased on David Foster Wallace’s novel.
  23. vulture reads
    Long Reads: One Direction, Michael KeatonAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  24. who needs books?
    No Pulitzer for You, Literature!It’s the first time since 1977 that the Pulitzer board has decided not to award a fiction prize.
  25. clickables
    Read David Foster Wallace’s Threats to Harper’s Magazine“I will find a way to harm you or cause you suffering.”
  26. literary scandal?
    Did David Foster Wallace Fudge That Cruise Piece?So said Franzen at ‘The New Yorker’ Festival.
  27. Jeffrey Eugenides Says Any David Foster Wallace Similarities in His New Novel Are Totally CoincidentalWe remain skeptical.
  28. video
    Parks and Rec Co-Creator Michael Schur Directed a Decemberists VideoHe tells us all about his homage to his longtime obsession, David Foster Wallace’s ‘Infinite Jest.’
  29. talk
    Did David Foster Wallace Inspire Bloggers’ ‘Worst Tendencies’?“Wallace’s moves have been adopted and further slackerized” by the Internet, apparently.
  30. big shadows
    There’s a David Foster Wallace Character in Jeffrey Eugenides’ New NovelMeet Leonard Bankhead, a brilliant young man who wears bandannas, dips tobacco, and has a history of hospitalizations.
  31. clickables
    Check Out Poor Yorick Entertainment, a Collection of Infinite Jest–Inspired ArtworkFictional movie posters, fake magazine profiles, and more.
  32. Adam Scott, Rob Delaney, Nick Offerman and Others Read David Foster Wallace A couple of weeks ago in Beverly Hills, PEN USA gathered up a pretty kick-ass collection of folks to read monologues from the late David […]
  33. clickables
    Read an Elementary School Poem by David Foster WallaceIt’s about his mom.
  34. dfw
    Karen Green Talks About Her Husband, David Foster Wallace“It all turns him into a celebrity writer dude.”
  35. dfw
    Jonathan Franzen on David Foster Wallace“It was still hard not to feel wounded by the part of him that had chose the adulation of strangers over the love of the people closest to him.”
  36. overview
    David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King Gets Thoughtful, Glowing ReviewsIt’s not perfect, but in places it comes close.
  37. dfw
    David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King Gets Its First Review“It’s sloppy at times, inconsistent in others, baggy here, too-lean there … [but] the book is unmistakably a David Foster Wallace affair.”
  38. clickables
    Read a Line-by-Line Breakdown of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Backbone’ EditsFile it away for your next long read.
  39. clickables
    Read a New David Foster Wallace Story, ‘Backbone’Conveniently, it’s all online.
  40. clickables
    Read a Collection of Unpublished Infinite Jest ExcerptsPlus a number of notes and essays from David Foster Wallace’s archives.
  41. dfw
    David Foster Wallace Novel Out April 15Tax day.
  42. books
    Hear Unreleased David Foster Wallace AudioBittersweet.
  43. dfw
    David Foster Wallace Predicted You Will Get Tired of iPhone 4’s New FunctionalityThe video phone: just a fad?
  44. dfw
    David Foster Wallace’s Undergraduate Thesis Will Be a BookAbout free will.
  45. dfw
    Vulture Reading Room Wraps Up on David Foster WallaceSays Sam Anderson: “I could go on forever, but I’ll stop there. In conclusion: It’s all tremendously complicated.”
  46. dfw
    Reading Room: David Foster WallaceOn “Wallace’s fullest elaboration of what he saw as the key question of modern existence.”
  47. books
    Read a Lost David Foster Wallace Profile From a 1996 DetailsWallace fans will certainly appreciate.
  48. books
    Read a List of Every Word David Foster Wallace Circled in His DictionaryWith hyperlinked definitions.
  49. dfw
    Infinite Jest Possibly Improved by Pop-up Windows’Infinite Jest’ has been released as an app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch with “enriched footnote capability.”
  50. irs
    Orlando Jones to Star in David Foster Wallace–Inspired Sitcom?Why else would Fox be making a show set in an IRS office?
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