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Quack This Way

5 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

One of the last interviews David Foster Wallace gave was with Bryan Garner, a lawyer and lexicographer who became friendly with Wallace due to their mutual love of language. That hour-long interview is reproduced in Quack This Way: David Foster Wallace & Bryan A. Show More Summary

Notorious Deadbeat Dad Jeff Toobin Wants Web Histories Forgotten

So much of editing is matching a writer to a story: Tennis player and super fan David Foster Wallace on Roger Federer. Ex-Wall Street trader Michael Lewis on the financial crisis. And, now, in this week's New Yorker, deadbeat father and alleged ass-play aficionado Jeffrey Toobin on the right to control one's Google results. Read more...

David Foster on Commercial Entertainment, the Redemptive Power of Reading, and the Future of Writing in the Age of Information

last weekOdd : Brain Pickings

The fun of reading as "an exchange between consciousnesses, a way for human beings to talk to each other about stuff we can't normally talk about." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

"Ex-Gays": Shut Up, Lady Gaga

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: An advertisement for ex-gay activist David Kyle Foster’s movie, “Such Were Some Of You,” ran during today’s edition of “The 700 Club.” The clip featured activists Michael Brown and Anne Paulk, and one young man who exclaimed: “I have to say, Lady Gaga, shut up. Show More Summary

Jason Segel's 6 favorite books

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Back Bay, $18). I had the honor of playing David Foster Wallace in an upcoming film. I feel that Infinite Jest did a real service to humanity in an age where you're told to sit and accept television and advertising. Show More Summary

From the Archives: Bigfoot vs. Nessie? No Contest, Says Sasquatch Expert

As I was searching through the Omniovoracious archives yesterday for stories about David Foster Wallace (who died on Sept. 12, 2008--see yesterday's DFW remembrance), I came across this oldie-goodie from 2009... Don't get me wrong: I don't think there's any...

On The Anniversary Of His Death: Why Lawyers Love David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace captured the vices and virtues of a certain type of reader, a certain type of writer, a certain type of mind.

From the Archives: Remembering David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace died on this date in 2008 at the age of 46. The novelist, short story writer, and essayist left behind some of the most widely admired American fiction of the past fifty years, particularly his 1996 novel,...

Stanford's David Shaw Opens Up on Coaching, Pac-12 vs. SEC and More

Stanford head coach David Shaw has partnered with Dove Men+Care Deodorant to promote the “Care Always Wins” campaign, which honors coaches who foster a caring environment on and off the field. Share the story of a caring coach in your life at Dovemencare.com, and you could win a trip to Atlanta, Ga. Show More Summary

11-year-old builds Lego version of David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”

The son of a Capital University English professor has created more than 100 scenes from the novel

Great Job, Internet!: Lego Infinite Jest is just slightly less expansive than its book form

Rendering numerous English Literature theses lacking, an 11-year-old has been recreating scenes from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest using Lego figures. Wallace’s magnum opus, an extraordinarily long postmodern tome about pop culture...Show More Summary

Hammer & Nail Pointillism by David Foster

Artist David Foster makes Impressive portraits from thousands of hammered nails Read the rest of the story at: Hammer & Nail Pointillism by David Foster

Early Addition: Does Your Cat Have A Secret Second Family?

Because college students love their phones, check out today's mid-day links: lego David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon's role model, Manhattan condo prices, almond hatred, John Hodgman mail, and cat gets massage. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

‘Infinite Jest’ Adapted in Lego

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Kevin Griffith, an English professor in Ohio has teamed up with his 11 year old son to create a Lego adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest. “Brick Jest” recreates 100 scenes from the tome. The two have documented the...Show More Summary

Shorties (Infinite Jest in LEGO, The 10th Anniversary of 33 1/3 Books, and more)

David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, recreated in LEGO. The Los Angeles Times profiled the 33 1/3 series of books on seminal albums on its 10th anniversary. Happy birthday, Mary Shelley. Monoskoplisted over one hundred and fifty avant-garde and modernist...

Amazon Bows Third Pilot Season: Video

Amazon's third pilot season has been unveiled. The Cosmopolitans, starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny; Marc Foster's Hand Of God; Mena Suvari-starrer Hysteria; Jay Chandrasekhar's comedy Really; and Red Oaks, directed by David Gordon...Show More Summary

11-year-old translates Infinite Jest into more than 100 Lego scenes

For literary types, David Foster Wallace's 1996 novel Infinite Jest is the great divider. You either belong to the elite club who has managed to get through the 1,079-page post-modern epic — that has been called "tedious," "difficult,"...Show More Summary

The Essential Creepiness Of DFW Fandom

by Dish Staff Mike Miley owns up to it in a fascinating essay about his experiences at the David Foster Wallace Archive at the University of Texas, confessing, “I came to Austin as a stalker, the kind of person who ought to be the recipient of a restraining order, not a research fellowship”: The fellowship […]

Warrington, England-based architect-turned-artist David Foster...

Warrington, England-based architect-turned-artist David Foster uses a hammer and nails to create beautiful pointillistic works of art. His portraits are particularly impressive. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, Foster’s pieces...Show More Summary

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