David Foster Wallace


PETA Urges Maine Lobster Festival Attendees to Consider the Lobster

Some Mainers are not down with the lobster-sympathizing ads and just want to eat their buttery seafood rolls in peace.
Jelisa Castrodale

Two Women Hell Bent on Destroying 'Infinite Jest' in Bizarre Ways Join Forces

Turning David Foster Wallace's acclaimed novel into lasagna, eggs, and a cool outfit is better than reading it, writer Mira Gonzalez and comedian Jamie Loftus learned.
Mira Gonzalez

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

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

Think Blue Lobsters Are Cool? You're Wrong

A supposedly rare discovery off the coast of Cape Cod has us deep in the seas of philosophical investigation.
Lauren Oyler

Dissecting the Pain That Crabs Feel

Recent studies have shown that crustacean neurology is similar to vertebrates, which points to a likewise experience of pain in human suffering. After watching my family hack at living crabs over the years, it's lead to a lot of internal conflicts.
Jimmy Chen

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
hot aesthetic takes

Why Do Artists Love Tennis? An Investigation

No sport is as ripe for artistic interpretation, nor as aesthetically pleasing and psychologically captivating, as tennis. No, seriously.
B. David Zarley

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.
Nathalie Olah, Photos: Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
mental health

The New Mental Health Treatments That Might Save Our Athletes

A professor in Las Vegas is taking the mental health of athletes away from sports psychologists and developing a whole new approach.
B. David Zarley
Holy Shit

The High Tech Cruise Ship Apparently Designed to Troll David Foster Wallace

"There's no way this turns into a nightmarish blood bath at the mega-powerful hands of these robots; it just isn't possible."
Ben Richmond
the vice reader

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.”
April Ayers Lawson