DETROIT — When a tweet from @CorrieBaldauf breaks into your Twitterstream, it is captivating and disorienting for a number of reasons. More often than not, she is live-tweeting her progress through her latest iteration of the Infinite Jest Project, an exercise in literature, obsession, and social media that Baldauf has been working on since 2013.
From controversial docs and David Foster Wallace to a joyous hip-hop comedy, the best of Sundance 2015.
There’s just something about David Foster Wallace‘s writing that makes people want to adapt it. We’ve written about this phenomenon before – there have been Infinite Jest-inspired radio tributes and music videos, series of illustrations, even a novel-in-legos. Interest in adapting Wallace’s work doesn’t seem to be slowing, and earlier this month Public Theatre put on an […]
A supposedly and in fact fun thing I did this month was attend A (Radically Condensed and Expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, an experimental performance at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.
Arthur J. Cockfield (Queen's University), David Foster Wallace on Tax Policy, How to Be an Adult, and Other Mysteries of the Universe, 15 Ptt. Tax Rev. ___ (2015): As one of the most highly acclaimed fiction writers of his generation, David Foster Wallace had many things to say on a...
To its credit, The End of the Tour makes it very clear that David Foster Wallace would have fucking hated The End of the Tour. Based on David Lipsky’s memoir, James Ponsoldt’s film looks at a few days in the life of the late author during the 1996 book tour for his breakout... More »
Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace? would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular writer's craft -- and its digressions,...
The End of the Tour, a biopic about author David Foster Wallace, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this week in Park City. James Ponsoldt’s film is based on David Lipsky’s piece Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself in Rolling...Show More Summary
Yolanda Foster is back in the U.S. after spending the last couple of weeks in Asia, where The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was being treated for Lyme disease as husband David appeared on Asia’s Got Talent. According to a January...Show More Summary
It's early, but let's prep Jason Segel's Oscar campaign just to be safe. James Ponsoldt's "The End of the Tour," which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival, is the start of something beautiful for Segel, who sheds his Apatowian routine to fill the iconic shoes of David Foster Wallace. Show More Summary
It begins with an ending. James Ponsoldt’s deeply felt The End of the Tour opens with a death – an expected one, at least to anyone familiar with the life of lauded author David Foster Wallace, the man at the center of the story, the...Show More Summary
There’s a scene halfway through James Ponsoldt’s excellent “The End of the Tour” in which writer David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) discusses his most common demographic—mostly men, mostly young. In 1996, which is when his scene takes place, I was that demographic. Show More Summary
Sundance is always good for some infuriatingly early — as in 12 months early — awards predictions (though the hive mind wasn’t wrong about Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons or Damien Chazelle last year). But no one was expecting Jason Segel to be the first actor at this year’s Sundance to be... More »
We may not see a film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival that gets its key casting as right as James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour does. Based on Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, David Lipsky’s chronicle of five days...Show More Summary
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In 2005, David Foster Wallace (the author of countless articles and several books, including the wonderful Infinite Jest) gave a commencement speech at Kenyon College. You can read the full speech here, and I encourage you to do so; I read it every few months myself. Show More Summary
YouTube link. A professionally-crafted video using the famous part of his 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech. Fulltext here. Via Kottke.
Yolanda Foster’s husband is paying for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to receive treatment for her Lyme disease in Asia. After signing on to appear on Asia’s Got Talent, David traveled to Singapore with his wife, Yolanda, and enrolled her in a pricey alternative treatment in hopes of curing her Lyme disease. Show More Summary
Alexander Nazaryan considers the recently released, over one-thousand page David Foster Wallace Reader, which includes everything from excerpts of Wallace’s fiction to the syllabi of classes he taught: [D]o we need The David Foster Wallace Reader? According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, probably not. Though the book seems like a Christmas gift in the making, […]
This an excerpt of the excellent commencement speech David Foster Wallace gave at Kenyon College in 2005, set to video. I've either heard or read this speech at least 8 or 9 times, and I still got sucked in to watching the entire video. You can read the whole speech online and in book form or watch it on YouTube. (via kung fu grippe) Tags: David Foster Wallace