As Dorothy Parker said, and I agree, "Wildly funny, desperately sad, brutal and kind, furious and patient, there was no other like Nathanael West."
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It wasn't lost on me this week that progress was recently made on the "canonization" of David Foster Wallace.
Jackie Earle Haley was a teen star when he was 15 and a has-been by his 30s.
And then, suddenly, having ditched the business for 15 years, he once a...
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