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David Foster Wallace

Two David Foster Wallace Biographies Pitched To Publishers

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this month, editors at publishing houses across New York received two separate book proposals for biographies of the late David Foster Wallace...

Study: This Post Will Make You Smarter

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

A friend has fallen victim to the dreaded and dubious studies that are widely disseminated by such organizations as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.

Rewind: Looking Back in Harsh Economic Times

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

What did my generation do? I see all this anger and sorrow in the neighborhood. I can't help but stare.

Gourmet's Ruth Reichl on Twitter and the Recession's Silver Lining

Abi Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Abi Wright

As reported in the New York Times Monday, circulation at cooking magazines is going up as the stock market goes down. Ruth Reichl advised journalism students to specialize.

One Last Look Back: The 10 Most Ridiculous, Shameful, or Generally Unfortunate People and Events of 2008

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

Well, it could've been worse. As 2008 mercifully ends, we're left to ponder a year in which the real and the surreal were pretty much indistinguishable, where insanity actually became tedium.

Down, Simba

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kit Gallant

During the 2000 Republican primaries, the late David Foster Wallace spent a week following John McCain's campaign. On the trail, Wallace was writing f...

Inside David Foster Wallace's "Torturous Final Weeks"

Salon | Robert Ito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Following David Foster Wallace's suicide on Sept. 12, stunned fans, colleagues and friends paid tribute to the writer in countless articles and blog p...

David Foster Wallace, R.I.P.

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lapham's Quarterly

While Wallace understood well the solipsism of depression -- see "The Depressed Person" -- he himself evinced none of it, in spite of his affliction.

David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Seery

He was a colleague and friend. I have no mind to try to pay adequate tribute to him here. Those should soar and will come later. What I want to note instead, just briefly, are a few personal recollections.

David Foster Wallace Found Dead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CLAREMONT, Calif. — David Foster Wallace, the author best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead in his home, according to pol...