In a 2006 New York Times article, the late David Foster Wallace described something he coined as a “Federer Moment,” coined for the now legendary tennis player: “These are times, as you watch the young Swiss play, when the jaw drops and eyes protrude and sounds are made that bring […]
When you picture a creative thinker -- an architect, writer or tech innovator -- what do you see? There's a pretty good chance you're imagining a man, perhaps a Steve Jobs or David Foster Wallace. New research finds that we tend to associate creativity with stereotypically masculine traits like risk-taking, self-reliance and adventurousness. Show More Summary
Mary Karr talks to Salon about David Foster Wallace's "Eddie Haskell" side and her new book "The Art of Memoir"
It went really well, as you can see We heard from John Oliver; Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani, Thomas Middleditch and Zack Woods; John Carroll Lynch and Erika Ervin from American Horror Story; music producer David Foster; Last ManShow More Summary
David Foster has been by wife Yolanda’s side since she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, and now, over three years later, he continues to offer his support. During a September 20 interview with Entertainment Tonight, David Foster gave an update on his reality star wife’s health. Show More Summary
David Lipsky, whose book was recently adapted into the movie The End of the Tour, discusses his career as a writer and journalist as it’s evolved in the twenty years since his road trip with David Foster Wallace.
I write like David Foster Wallace I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Not the best model for philosophical writing, to be sure, although I do like him; and he was a philosophy major himself. But there it is.HT: it's all over the place by now
It's been four years since Mindy Kaling released her bestselling comic memoir, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" And in that time it's become apparent that most people would happily give Kaling top billing in a group text chain if any hanging out were to take place.
A surprisingly long article in The New Republic about why we love looking at Donald Trump's face. Excerpt:Porn offers some insight into the magic of Trump’s face. In David Foster Wallace’s report on the Adult Video News Awards in Consider...Show More Summary
David Foster has no concern that his stepdaughter Bella Hadid is dating the guy who sings the praises of cocaine... quite the opposite, David thinks The Weeknd is awesome. We got the music mogul at LAX Monday and he was so interesting...…
David Foster Wallace was right, meta-television is the future, but a new meta-corporate ad by Quiznos may be one of the best examples of how corporations will serve up anti-corporate humor for the masses in an attempt to advance their own toasty agenda.
It has been a bit more than nine years since David Foster Wallace delivered “Federer as Religious Experience,” the Magna Carta of what has become one of the most popular genres in sports journalism: the Roger Federer think piece. The...Show More Summary
“Like all great literature, [David Foster Wallace’s] books do many things at once. Litchat, however, is singleminded.” Laura Miller discusses “the perils of litchat” at The New Yorker and how it has affected the legacy of David Foster Wallace. For less litchat, read our review of The David Foster Wallace Reader.
The Television Academy said today that classical tenor Andrea Bocelli and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter and producer David Foster will headline at the post-Emmys Governors Ball on September 20. The announcement was made during a Sneak...Show More Summary
Clinton Campaign Wants to Humanize Hillary Americans crave politicians who are verifiable humans beings. It’s why Barack Obama dabbles in humor. It’s why David Foster Wallace joked in 2000 that Al Gore was “amazingly lifelike.” It’s probably why Mitt Romney lost. In this spirit, Hillary Clinton may be approaching a tonal shift in her presidential [...]Show More Summary
I knew the late David Foster Wallace a very little bit—not much to speak of, really, but I wrote about his work often. An interview that I did with him during the book tour for “Infinite Jest,” in 1996, achieved a surprising longevity. Show More Summary
Jason Segel gives the performance of his career in portraying the late David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. But it's not just about the renowned writer. Jesse Eisenberg portrays David Lipsky, a journalist for Rolling Stone come...Show More Summary
I was fretting over how to write about James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour before the film even began. Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg as renowned writer David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky respectively,...Show More Summary
In an illuminating interview for Slate, James Wood revises his opinion on David Foster Wallace and discusses how aging can change critics. As he puts it, “At exactly the moment that I wanted really to write, and started writing poems and then trying to write bad fiction, I was reading with a view to learning […]
The novelist’s new mega-tome is a strangely needy book, chock full of autobiography, from a domineering mother to a friendship-rivalry mirroring his own relationship with David Foster Wallace.