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
This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell welcomes Tony-winning director of theater and film Julie Taymor to discuss her newest feature ‘The Glorias.’
from The Treatment
Stevie Wonder released seven albums from 1970 to 1976. It is an impenetrable run of albums and songs, one of the greatest in music history.
from Lost Notes
Bill Murray and Rashida Jones star in Sofia Coppola's "On the Rocks," a film about her marriage and their relationship, both of which are fraught and funny.
from Film Reviews
Barbara Kingsolver discusses crossing genres of writing and her second book of poetry, “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).”
Roman Mars talks about LA, writing for print v. radio, and whether he secretly yearns to be a designer.
from Design and Architecture
Marilynne Robinson’s “Jack” is a book that Bookworms have been eager to read: the fourth volume of her multi-award-winning Gilead novels.
In December of 1980, two exiled artists and freedom fighters attempted return to their home in South Africa for a concert.
Most know Minnie Riperton because of one part in one song. “Lovin’ You” was Riperton’s biggest hit, and she doesn’t sing that magic, piercing note until around the 3-minute mark.
From the brand new podcast Appearances, by Sharon Mashihi, we bring you “Episode 04: Last Ditch Effort.”