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David Foster Wallace

Serena Williams as Religious Experience

Jake Nevins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Jake Nevins

Serena, like many successful women, is burdened with the responsibility of being both preternatural and marketable, miraculous in talent but accessible to the masses. She is asked to defy the laws of physics, put on displays of athletic ingenuity, but also comport herself like she is at the local country club.

The End of the Tour Fails to Capture the Energy of its Subject

Michael Darer | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Michael Darer

Wallace and his work (Infinite Jest in particular) have been formative and dear to me in a way that's difficult to express without sounding disturbed. Wallace's prose is absolutely singular, combining brilliant playful formalism, gleeful trivia and an unabashed devotion to raw sincerity.

New York Magazine's David Foster Wallace Faux Pas

Steven Petite | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

There is nothing wrong with not liking the writing of David Foster Wallace, but placing all of his many fans in a bubble of "literary chauvinism" is an unjust and narrow-minded approach to express said dislike.

The Beauty of The Human Condition Resonates at The End of the Tour

Steven Petite | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

The End of the Tour is focused on human connection through conversing openly, and considering that the contents of these conversations came directly from two perspicacious writers, it never ceases to fascinate and enlighten.

With Jason Segel at Lunch at the Lotos Club: Celebrating of the End of the Tour

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By 1996, upon the publication of the gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, its author David Foster Wallace was the envy of writers. Touted in exalted ways, praised as brilliant, his work produced an "anxiety of influence" for the literary.

Whose Truth Is it Anyway? James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour

Jon Eig | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If The End of the Tour encourages some people to dive into "Infinite Jest," so much the better. If it doesn't, I think that's OK too.

Jason Segel Talks About Playing David Foster Wallace in "The End of the Tour"

Nell Minow | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Jason Segel gives a performance of enormous compassion and sensitivity as author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. The film is based on the audiotapes of a four-day marathon interview of Wallace by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg.

Jason Segel On His Hardest Role: Troubled Genius David Foster Wallace

Rolling Stone | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.  In his new movie The End of the Tour, Jason Segel plays the revered, troubled lat...

The Trouble With Hollywood’s Obsession With White Guy Biopics

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

Hollywood loves to take a genius, or an athlete, or a politician — a notable figure whose life was important — and dramatize h...

What We Found at 'The End of the Tour'

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

The End of the Tour is a careful exploration of one of the most intelligent, observant and complicated minds of the twentieth century. David Foster Wallace had an unmatched appreciation for the minute details of our ever-expanding modern world. And he was able to articulate them.

The New David Foster Wallace Film Is Exactly The 'Grotesque Parody' He Feared

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

“The End of the Tour” opened Friday with a well-deserved 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have, by many accou...

Ultimately It's About Good Books By Good Writers. Meet Author Mark Barry

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I don't give a hoot about the race, creed, color, gender, genre, price point, publishing platform, or social media status of an author; all I want is the alchemy, the magic... the good book.

The Stars of The 1,000 Page Club

Steven Petite | Posted 07.13.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

While we live in an era where a large portion of the population likely dedicates a vast majority of their leisurely reading time glossing over 140 character snippets from friends, family, and celebrities via Twitter, there is an alternative for brave individuals, the novel.

Live from the Nantucket Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is my second year at the Nantucket Film Festival, and this will probably be my one dispatch, mostly because I'm having too much fun to take time to write about it.

Jason Segel Is David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

Here's the first trailer for "The End of the Tour," which garnered rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival with Jason Segel starring as lat...

Why Short Stories Matter Now More Than Ever

Steven Petite | Posted 06.18.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

If F. Scott Fitzgerald was alive today and writing, his income would be roughly half a million dollars a year. In his prime writing days, Fitzgerald was pulling in well over ten thousand dollars a year on short stories alone.

'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part of being a smart parent is realizing you're not as smart as you think.

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Novels

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Sarah Stodola

While working on my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, I found that even for the best writers in the world, getting started can be the hardest part. Here's how 5 great authors found what they needed to get going on their very first novels.

The Weirdo Hero: Filmmaker Creates a Movie to Show What Depression Feels Like and to Inspire Those Who Suffer to Seek Help

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Last summer when Robin Williams took his life, it invited public conversation about depression and suicide -- topics that generally are considered tab...

Losing: The Soul Of A Writer

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Peter Schwartz

Tolstoy and Proust literally. Fitzgerald could claim Francis Scott Key ancestry. Pynchon descended from Puritan William Pynchon, the founder of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1636. No losers there.

Matthew Jacobs

Sundance's Best Performance Belongs To Jason Segel | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

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 Sundanc...

Federer: In Truth and Beauty and 1000 Wins

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform -- and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled.

Some Thoughts on MFA vs. NYC and Planting My Flag with the Huns

Andrew Lewis Conn | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Andrew Lewis Conn

That's what writing a novel is like. No matter the precautions and preparation, dangers abound. The game is rigged; the odds of success and survival are not good. MFA vs. NYC? Yeah, sure, exactly. Whatever it takes, however you get there, and everything in between.

David Foster Wallace's Family Is NOT Happy About Movie Plans

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.22.2014 | Entertainment

David Foster Wallace’s family is not happy with Hollywood’s plans to turn his life into a movie. Funnyman Jason Segel stars as the famous auth...