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  • Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    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, curlicues and literary observations -- and turning it into fresh cinema.
  • 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." —Jason Segel, who plays author David Foster Wallace...

    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...