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David Foster Wallace

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  • City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco

     City Lights Bookstore has the true beat of San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...
  • Review: 'Flyover Lives' by Diane Johnson

    Review: 'Flyover Lives' by Diane Johnson
    Diane Johnson's sometimes delightful new memoir, "Flyover Lives," gets off to a start as rocky as an Illinois farm field uncleared of glacial debris. First, the title: Though people who live on the East or West Coasts of the United States might refer to...
  • Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

    Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell
    This is an ambitious work about an enduring ambition — "The Dream of the Great American Novel." As Lawrence Buell's title suggests, there's something both wide-eyed and not-quite-actual about the idea of the G.A.N., an abbreviation first coined by...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole¬†nervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Louis C.K., holy man

     Louis C.K., holy man
    Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man. Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
  • Berlin: SPWA Takes Int'l Territories on Jason Segel-Jesse Eisenberg's 'End of the Tour'

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has taken all rights in international English-speaking territories, Latin America and other European markets to "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg and directed by James Ponsoldt. Fortitude...
  • Hansen: The value of funding art and science

    Hansen: The value of funding art and science
    If you live in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you start to take art for granted. Everywhere you walk, there is art. Every weekend, there is some new exhibit. The byproduct of all this art is a certain amount of complacency. That's not good if...
  • 'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree

    You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
  • No need to demonize the demotic

    An inquiry came over the transom yesterday from a reader who cringed at an American Idol contestant's use of "me and my mom" and "me and my sister," which the writer said was "like fingernails on a chalk board." My standard reply is that I have my hands...
  • Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator

    Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator
    A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
  • Berlin: Jason Segel-Jesse Eisenberg's 'End of the Tour' Gets Financing

    In a pre-Berlin announcement, Mark Manuel and Ted O'Neal's Kilburn Media has come on board as full financiers of the drama "The End of the Tour," starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Foreign sales will be handled at the European Film Market by the...