infinite jest

Books

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
7.12.17
Arts

Trump Wants to Kill the Programs That Produced Your Favorite Art

We may not get the next 'Infinite Jest,' 'The Color Purple,' or 'A Confederacy of Dunces,' if Trump gets his way.
J. W. McCormack
3.17.17
mira-juana

Consider the Pothead: I Smoked Weed out of 'Infinite Jest'

After constructing pipes and bongs out of various household items—including David Foster Wallace's postmodern masterpiece, turning 20 this week—I realized that I, too, am a creative genius.
Mira Gonzalez
2.19.16
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

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
Motherboard Blog

The Great American Hack: David Foster Wallace and Aaron Swartz

Like anyone who's spent months reading a 1,008-page book, particularly this one, I'm at a loss.
Claire L. Evans
2.1.13
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

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