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  • Five ways to spend time during the government shutdown

    Five ways to spend time during the government shutdown
    My options: 1. Catch up on "Breaking Bad": 43 episodes to go. (No spoilers, please.) 2. Make it to page 39 of David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest.” (My record so far: page 38.)* 3. Find out what a “Kardashian” is....
  • The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures

    The Biblioracle: Judging Lexile measures
    It's the holiday season, and let's say you're shopping for the sixth-grader in your life. Because you are a sensitive and loving being who wants this small person to grow up to be a sensitive and loving being, you want to give them a book, a book that...
  • Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic

    Jason Segel to star in David Foster Wallace biopic
    Jason Segel, who has made a career out of playing adorable goofy guys, will portray David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic, The Wrap reports. Wallace was the author of the monumental novel "Infinite Jest" and has been described by The Times' David...
  • What your 'unread books' list reveals

    What your 'unread books' list reveals
    I could tell you that I loved "The Portrait of a Lady," "War and Peace” and “Pride and Prejudice,” but, really, what's the point? Among book lovers of my general description (female, 40-something, recovering English major) these books...
  • A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport

    A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport
    Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
  • Tom Clancy: An appreciation

    Tom Clancy: An appreciation
    Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday at age 66, was an author who created imaginary stories from the raw material of a real world in conflict. His audience seemed to grow exponentially as he conquered one media platform after another. In his 1984 debut, "The...
  • Stanley Kauffmann dies: Film critic helped define a generation

    Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97. Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
  • Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears

    Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears
    Los Angeles-based bookish tech startup Small Demons will close its doors Nov. 25, it has told publishers, unless a last-minute buyer is found. The U.K.'s Bookseller reports Small Demons had been in negotiations with an international buyer, but those talks...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole¬†nervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace

    Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace
    The 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York will feature a roster of 103 names from around the country, organizers announced on Thursday. Several prominent artists from Los Angeles are on the list, including Karl Haendel, John Mason, Laura Owens and the late...
  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
  • What's happening to CalArts' literary journal Black Clock?

    What's happening to CalArts' literary journal Black Clock?
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. The California Institute of the Arts launched its literary journal Black Clock in 2004 with pieces by some of the best writers of the moment: David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender...