David Foster Wallace

Comics!

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

Belgian cartoonist Nina VanDenbempt makes dreamy comics. This one is about David Foster Wallace.
Nina Vandenbempt
2.11.17
Film

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
8.3.15
Stuff

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
12.30.14
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.”
April Ayers Lawson
6.5.14
Stuff

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
2.2.13
Stuff

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
1.8.13
Stuff

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...
Michael McGrath
10.21.12
Stuff

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
9.12.12