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Interview: Jason Segel - End of the Tour

I think that’s part of what David Foster Wallace could see in our future – all these things that are trying to connect us have the potential to dehumanize us.

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A24 Films

Authenticity, Man: A Review of James Ponsoldt's 'The End of the Tour'

After seeing two of his movies, the most impressive aspect of director James Ponsoldt’s filmmaking seems to be his ability to recreate “authentic” environments. One of the most impressive elements of his so-so  686 more words

Reviews

Drafting the Dissertation Proposal

It’s been a month and a bit since my last post (keeping this blog monthly), and most of that time has been spent working on a draft of my dissertation proposal. 1,898 more words

Gradschool

David Foster Wallace Fan...Or No?

A new film about David Foster Wallace was released on Friday. The End of the Tour stars Jason Segel as DFW and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky. 190 more words

Books

Talking Tense

Why do so few fiction-writing handbooks even mention tense, let alone treat it in depth? One exception is Samuel R Delany’s About Writing (2005). An expert on technique, he talks tense to an interviewer. 546 more words

The Beginner's Guide to David Foster Wallace: Five Things to Read, for Free

Perhaps you want to see the new David Foster Wallace movie, but you aren’t sure why. You know that you like him, or that you might like him, that you are supposed to like him. 755 more words

Literature

Jason Segel: Growing Up Interfaith, Then and Now

This week, on his “WTF” podcast, comedian Marc Maron conducts a long and thoughtful interview with actor and screenwriter Jason Segel (Freaks and Geeks, How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, … 893 more words

Interfaith Families