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  • Quick Quote: Actor Jason Segel's rewarding experience

    "'Infinite Jest' really moved me. I think it's a tough book to get through and it requires a lot of commitment. It's very long, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had."
  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...

    When Paul Thomas Anderson studied with David Foster Wallace

    Paul Thomas Anderson says the first teacher he fell in love with was David Foster Wallace. The novelist who would go on to write "Infinite Jest" taught an English class at Emerson College in the early 1990s. Anderson, who would go on to direct the films...

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times
    In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you. Sure, factual...

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II

    The Biblioracle's Biblio Awards: Part II
    Lots of Biblio Awards still to hand out, not a lot of space to put them in. It's like the orchestra is already warming up to shoo me off the stage of 2014's year in reading. Quiet down woodwinds: I've got more to say! Character I'd Most Like to...