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The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace

Nobody owns David Foster Wallace anymore. In the seven years since his suicide, he’s slipped out of the hands of those who knew him, and those who read him in his lifetime, and into the cultural maelstrom, which has flattened him. He has become a character, an icon, and in... More »

David Foster Says Yolanda Foster Has “Big Balls” And Will Get Through Her Battle With Lyme; Yolanda Thanks Her Followers

Since updates on Yolanda Foster‘s health are hard to come by (so. so. much. sarcasm.), E! New recently asked David Foster about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s ongoing battle with chronic Lyme disease. “She’s doing fair,” David shared when asked about Yolanda. Show More Summary

Interview: David Lambert chats about ABC Family’s The Fosters

The Fosters return for season 3! The show continues to follow San Diego police officer Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and her life partner school administrator Lena Adams (Sherri Saum) as they take care of Stef’s biological son Brandon (David Lambert) and twins Jesus (Jake T. Show More Summary

No Whistleblowing for David, Only Goliath

"You will never work in nonprofits again"... "You have to look out for your family"... "You're throwing away your career and your connections"... "You will be sued"...or worse yet, "You could be Fosterized!!" These, along with many other...Show More Summary

On My Shelves: David Foster Wallace

I’ve read most of everything by or about David Foster Wallace (not counting the mountains of academic prose dedicated to him). Here are my copies of these books. Here’s where it all started: one of Wallace’s two undergrad honors theses and first novel, The Broom of the System. As you can see, I got the Continue Reading

UK's Cameron tells Muslim communities to do more to tackle extremism

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Muslim communities and families on Friday to do more to fight extremism, warning some Muslims risk fostering radicalism in young people by quietly condoning extreme views.

Jason Segel’s Advice on How to Read David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace's long, dense, and brilliant masterpiece of American fiction, can be daunting to start (the paperback edition is 1,079 pages, including the infamous footnotes). In order to play the author in the upcoming The End of the Tour, Jason Segel went through Wallace's oeuvre, including tackling... More »

‘American Gods’ On TV, Johnny Marr’s Favorite Records and David Foster Wallace’s Adderall Novel: Links You Need to See

Where, oh where, oh where is Shadow? The answer will soon be: on Starz network. That’s right, Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel American Gods is being made Next year will be the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, and in that time he he’s been deified, demonized and theorized about endlessly. So today, on what would’ve been his 44th… Read More

The Rumpus Interview with Sean Wilsey

Sean Wilsey discusses his latest book of essays, More Curious, being David Foster Wallace’s neighbor, the healing power of the American road trip, and the difference between writing fiction and memoir.

International Trailer Unveiled for The Program Movie

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

An international trailer has been unveiled for The Program movie. The video embedded above features scenes with Ben Foster playing famed cyclist Lance Armstrong and Chris O’Dowd as the sports reporter David Walsh. According to Yahoo!...Show More Summary

Jason Segel on Playing David Foster Wallace

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Back in 2013, it was announced that actor Jason Segel would play the late writer David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. Recently, Segel (pictured, via) made an appearance at a BookCon panel and discussed his preparations for this...Show More Summary

Footnotes In Fiction – There’s A Real Art To Them

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Consider not only David Foster Wallace, the great virtuoso/victim of the format, but also Chuck Klosterman, Mark Z. Danielewski, Jenny Boully, and the great father of the footnote as literary device, Vladimir Nabokov.

Jason Segel Reveals His David Foster Wallace Syllabus at BookCon

When Jason Segel found himself in front of audience of book lovers at New York’s BookCon on Sunday, he took the opportunity to discuss his two most bookish projects, which are aimed at very different groups of readers: his Nightmares! trilogy of books for kids, the second of which will... More »

David Foster Wallace In Brief

“Wallace’s fiction contains enormous cruelty: rape, animal torture, child abuse, the severe and perhaps fatal burning of a baby. Relationships are fractured, parasitic, and often the cause for psychic pain and disturbance; sex is furtive or coercive…. But it is also a deeply moral body of work. Its difficulties, and many of its cruelties, exist […]

Jason Segel’s DFW

Recommended viewing: a trailer for the upcoming David Foster Wallace movie, an adaptation of David Lipsky‘s memoir of his road-trip with the author, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, is now available online.

Way More than Luck

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

While researching this post on some weekend reading from David Foster Wallace, I stumbled across Way More than Luck, an anthology of notable commencement speeches. Here, in an anthology of some of the finest of the genre, brilliant creative...Show More Summary

The Mona Nelson Blow Torch Murder Case

In April 2010, 44-year-old Angela, the mother of an 11-year-old boy from a previous relationship, married David Davis. Angela's son, a red-headed fifth-grader named Jonathan Foster, lived with his paternal grandmother. In November 2010 the child moved into the Huston Texas duplex with his mother and new stepfather. Show More Summary

The End of the Tour (Trailer)

Jason Segel is the late David Foster Wallace in this adaptation of David Lipsky’s book about his road trip with Wallace. The book is mainly a transcript of their conversations, and Wallace spoke like he wrote: funny, earnest and hum...

Infinite Best? New Trailer For David Foster Wallace Movie

last monthArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new trailer has been released for 'The End of the Tour', the David Foster Wallace movie starring Jason Segel. News by Peter Derk A new trailer has been released for The End of the Tour, the David Foster Wallace movie starring Jason...Show More Summary

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