| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks
Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.
Director: Eran Creevy
Producers: Joel Silver,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:54 PM
"Hey, have you thought about not [sleeping with] your personal trainer, seeing as you’re running for president?"
It's a good question -- smart, practical and to the point -- which is what we expect from Anna Chlumsky's Amy Brookheimer, the chief...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"When I was 25 years old, I looked at my bookshelf and it was all men," says Rivka Galchen. "All of my favorite books were by men and had male narrators."
Galchen, author of the novel "Atmospheric Disturbances," is now 38 and speaking by phone from...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 2011, newly launched sports magazine Grantland asked author and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Colson Whitehead if he would cover the World Series of Poker that July. He said no. Then they told him they'd stake him into the tournament itself. It was...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The fantasy of being a writer appeals to so many of us: sitting in a book-lined study crafting perfectly wrought sentences, which an illustrious publisher swiftly transforms into a bestselling book and an indelible literary legacy.
Missing from that...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
In a statement released Monday, the estate of David Foster Wallace came out against the movie "The End of the Tour," currently in production. The film stars Jason Segel as Wallace on a road trip with reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Authorized biopics are rarely the most juicy or revealing films. But what happens in the opposite instance, when the family of your subject actively doesn't want a movie and is willing and eager to share that sentiment with the world?
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
David Foster Wallace's estate is displeased with the upcoming "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel as the late author, and has disavowed the biopic.
"The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust, David's family, and David's longtime publisher Little,...