David Foster Wallace


ISS Find the Middle Ground Between David Foster Wallace and Anarcho UK Punk

Listen to the North Carolina duo's new tape and read a track-by-track rundown.


​The Cult: Georgi Kinkladze

Georgi Kinkladze symbolises the idea of something beautiful being destructive. A pure entertainment hidden in the footnotes of Manchester City's mid-nineties slump to the third tier of English football.


The New David Foster Wallace Movie Would Probably Make David Foster Wallace Really Uncomfortable

The film starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg takes a stab at dramatizing the famously perceptive—and persnickety—literary heavyweight.


We're All a Depressing Part of 'Generation Wuss'

I called Bret at his house in LA last week. We talked passionately about his frustration with what he's dubbed "Generation Wuss"—you, me, and everyone else who's young, is hyper-sensitive, and has grown up with the internet.


If You're Going to Read Plays, Read Annie Baker's

Annie Baker, who won the Pulitzer for her play The Flick, believes that “every single person on this planet is a genius and an idiot” and “any given person you walk by on the street could be brilliant and also deluded and insane.”


The Great American Hack: David Foster Wallace and Aaron Swartz

I just finished 'Infinite Jest.' Like anyone who's spent months reading a 1,008-page book, particularly this one, I'm at a loss. It's sprawling, and by this point, all the important details from the novel's opening pages are teetering on the foggy...


How Will the David Foster Wallace Legacy Survive Itself?

As much as I despise the thought that all this post-death doing is killing what was wonderful about what had been, it is a good reminder to anybody that what you do or say or create often only begins to define what you always are.


A Letter to My Future Biographer

If you are reading this then you already know: My legacy as a once-in-a-generation literary genius has stood the test of time. My unexpected and politically significant death merely burnished my reputation as an eerily prescient novelist, beloved...


The Deaths of David Foster Wallace

Wallace's intersecting plotlines and cascades of footnotes were a testimony to the ‘infinitude’ of the world, as he experienced it. His biography, on the other hand, is more like a square meal than a crack binge. But it satisfies some basic biography...