David Foster Wallace

infinite jest

We Talked to the Woman Who Is Butt Chugging 'Infinite Jest'

Jamie Loftus really got tired of dudes asking about it at the bookstore.
Manisha Krishnan

'Uncut Interview,' Today's Comic by Nina Vandenbempt

Belgian cartoonist Nina VanDenbempt makes dreamy comics. This one is about David Foster Wallace.
Nina Vandenbempt

David Foster Wallace at the U.S. Open, 20 Years Later

In 1995, David Foster Wallace strolled the grounds of the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows for what would become "Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open." Twenty years later, not much has changed.
Mary Pilon

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.
Tony Tulathimutte

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, everyone else who's young, hyper-sensitive and grown up with the internet, basically.
Nathalie Olah, Photos: Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Thinkpieces And Shit

Post-Irony Is the Only Thing Left in the World That Gets a Reaction

But we need to look back through time to understand how it permeated the present.
Jazz Monroe
the vice reader

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

Annie Baker, who won the Pulitzer for her play <i>The Flick</i>, 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.” We had fiction...
April Ayers Lawson

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...
Claire Evans

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.
Blake Butler

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...
Leslie Jamison