David Foster Wallace's commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon college has gone down as one of the better pieces of life advice out there. His suggestions is pretty simple. When you're annoyed with another person, think about why you would do what they're doing. Read more...
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"The fact is, in the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance," David Foster Wallace told a class of graduates at Kenyon College in 2005. "The fact is, you graduating seniors do not yet have any clue what 'day in, day out' really means." [ more › ]
The Glossary has created a short film incorporating an abridged version of David Foster Wallace‘s “This is Water” commencement speech. We’ve embedded the project above–what do you think? Follow this link to listen to the address in its entirety. Wallace originally delivered this speech in 2005 during Kenyon College’s graduation ceremony. Show More Summary
Minneapolis rapper Dessa--who cites David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers as influences--premieres her new song "Call Off Your Ghost" today on Speakeasy.
David Foster Wallace was a novelist and writer with an interesting view on life. He wanted all of us to think not about how we get up, get in a car, go to work, get in a car, and go to sleep again. He wanted us to really consider everything that happens in between, and how we are all small fish in a big pond. Read more...
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the...Read More
Three years before his death, author David Foster Wallace gave a commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. In that speech, titled "This is Water," Wallace explained to the bright-eyed grads what real adultShow More Summary
Some works of art have long been thought to be unfilmable. Marcel Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time. David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest. James Joyce’s Ulysses. Pac-Man. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from trying, and occasionally it’s led to some fairly decent results: Michael Ondaatje’s difficult, non-linear novel The English Patient was pretty good, John [...]Show More Summary
"You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn't."
A commencement speech given by the late American author in 2005 reaches for a healing vision of a common humanity amid the relentless crushings of contemporary capitalized and corporatized society.
DFW's famous commencement speech has been turned into a short film.
Novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis hosted an Ask Me Anything interview on Reddit today, fielding questions about an American Psycho musical adaptation and talking about his work. One reader asked Ellis why he bashed the work...Show More Summary
In case you weren’t aware, Bret Easton Ellis is, at the moment of this writing, engaged in an
BY REBECCA ROTHFELD I can't figure out how to change the name of the author (it keeps saying Rebecca isn't a proper username) but I made the edits below so you can post quicker when you return to Computerworld. When I first read "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," I fell in madly love...
Adweek: It's been viewed a million times since last night alone and has single-handedly resurrected the voice of troubled literary genius David Foster Wallace, bringing his words to a global audience that might not even recognize his name. Show More Summary
David Foster Wallace’s noted 2005 Kenyon College commencement address is brought to life: In an interview, the film’s creators explain how they skirted the copyright issues for the audio: We had little to no budget for this project and we knew that the publishing house was going to be really skeptical of our little company’s request […]
in 2005, novelist David Foster Wallace delivered what's arguably the best commencement speech ever. Five years after his death, a video of the address has gone viral. Watch the clip.
David Foster Wallace's 2005 "This is Water" commencement speech gained traction after his passing 2008, now becoming a short film about the struggle of adulthood. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
In 2005, writer David Foster Wallace stood before the graduates of Kenyon College and delivered a memorable and impactful commencement address The speech, later turned into a book titled This Is Water, has become a classic to many, up there with Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford address. Show More Summary