About three-fourths of the way through our phone interview, Travis Morrison admits he's hungover. "We had a housewarming party last night," says the charismatic frontman for recently reunited indie stalwarts the Dismemberment Plan, "and I get really, really drunk at my own parties. It's probably not ... More >>
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the 1 train at 110th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Morningside Heights.
Voice writers offer their picks from the year
In House for Sale, Daniel Fish tries adapting one of the novelist's nonfiction pieces
Daniel Fish tries a stage adaptation of David Foster Wallace
WikipediaWhen stuff like this happens we tend to be at a loss for words. Joseph Anderson, the principal at the Clinton School for Writers and Artists on West 33rd Street, plagiarized part of his graduation speech from a commencement address David Foster Wallace gave in 2005 at Kenyon College, ... More >>
"From the office of Donald J. Trump" reads the accompanying card clipped to a printed-out blog post from VanityFair.com, mailed to that magazine's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. A veteran of covering (and mocking) the rich and famous, some his friends and some less so, Carter and Trump go wa ... More >>
Read your favorite David Foster Wallace piece
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
We were just checking Madonna and her daughter's blog today, like we do every day, and got to thinking: Who does Lourdes write like? David Foster Wallace? F. Scott Fitzgerald? The answer is actually Kurt Vonnegut. Well, that's what I Write Like, the site where you can copy and paste your dr ... More >>
In action at LPR. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Monday, June 21 Darcy James Argue would like us to know that CDs and "stylish T-shirts" are available for purchase, so as to "finance my big-band habit," which is "worse than crack." He then turns his attention back to co ... More >>
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The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
Gaitskill, Auster, Gessen—and Lupe Fiasco.
A decorated young writer pitches a screwball of a second novel
In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>
Perhaps you'd be intrigued by an incomplete but still pretty comprehensive list of every book David Foster Wallace ever blurbed, mentioned in an interview, or taught in a classroom? Writers plugged include Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen, David Markson, Evan Dara, and Cormac McCarthy, about whose Blood ... More >>
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in P ... More >>
How do you turn David Foster Wallace's just-shy-of-4000-words Kenyon commencement speech into a saleable, hardbound book? Sentence by sentence, evidently. This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life, due from Little, Brown on April 14, devot ... More >>
Anyone who's read On Beauty knows that author Zadie Smith's attitude towards academia is ambivalent at best. But this is what passes for a day job in the novel writing world, and so this semester finds Smith up at Columbia, teaching a fiction seminar called "Sense and Sensibility." The syllabus fo ... More >>
The Howling Fantods posts a rare, 1993 interview with David Foster Wallace, originally published in Whiskey Island Magazine, the Cleveland State University lit mag. It's remarkably forthright: one thing that occurs is yet another reason Wallace meant so much as a writer to a younger generation is ... More >>
In an act that my 16-year-old (and 26-year-old) self can ruefully relate to, Nancy Martira has spent the last few months reading "the works of the late, great David Foster Wallace with a dictionary in hand," untangling the meaning of words like "autotelic" and "sesquipedalian" and posting their de ... More >>
Saluting a writer who constantly looked outward, past his own demons
DFW weighs in on tennis prodigies, crustaceans, and John McCain
Some get a decade; we get a moment
The author might have forgotten why she's a vegetarianbut don't ask her to quit now
By Georg: David Foster Wallace stares into a mathematical abyss and lives to write about it
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Some get a decade; we get a moment