novelist (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008)
American novelist and essayist; recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant (1997) and Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College (2002-2008)
Note: Wallace took his own life on September 13, 2008. Read the New York Times obituary.
David Foster Wallace insists on a conversation where what can be said must be said honestly (along with a sidebar defining honesty), sincerely (ditto defining sincerity), and with full…
Mar. 2, 2006
Our Heartbreaking Group of Staggering Geniuses comes to its conclusion with "Grandmaster" Wallace: a conversation about difficulty , gender, transgression and the use of received…
Aug. 3, 2000
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (Little, Brown) Witness the uproarious frenzy of definition when David Foster Wallace cuts loose and tries to make a straightforward statement about…
Aug. 12, 1999
Over the past year, China has almost stopped accepting America’s recyclables. More than 200 recycling centers in California closed last month.
from Greater LA
A documentary about a black woman’s reunion with relatives who have been passing as white gets to the heart of one of the nation’s founding wounds.
from Scheer Intelligence
Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.
Burning Man is supposed to be a safe space. But the culture has allowed predators to roam free without punishment.
from KCRW Features
Malcolm Gladwell's latest book explores why people struggle to understand strangers, and the negative (and even tragic) consequences when we don’t.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
When Ben Berman set out to make ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,’ he figured it would be a poignant film about an ailing comedian and magician.
from The Business
Producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg break down the superhero construct in "The Boys"
from The Treatment
Author and screenwriter Walter Mosley says he left a writer's room over a complaint about his language.
from KCRW Features
After it opened in 1989, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade became one of the most popular shopping and entertainment destinations in the world.
from Design and Architecture