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Two Books I Revisit and Recommend Every Year

What books do you reread every year?

New Book Preview: February 18, 2016

This video is sponsored by our own Steamy Reads Box, a one-time box of our four favorite sexy reads and rad ...

On The Career Of Antonin Scalia: Quotes, References, and Further Reading

Unless extraterrestrials land on the Washington Mall and begin probing politicians live on TV, Twitter, and Twitch, the biggest American ...

Our Lives on the Internet as Prophesied by David Foster Wallace

This is a guest post from Jake Offenhartz. Jake is a fledgling writer (but otherwise decent person) as well as ...

Trailer Rundown: THE END OF THE TOUR

You know how your social media feeds blow up whenever a Star Wars or Marvel movie trailer drops? You know how long-waiting ...

Big Books, Big Guilt

Everyone knows that person who LOVES to drop into every conversation the fact that they’ve read Infinite Jest, all thousand-plus pages ...

The World Cup Reading List – The Best Books About Soccer

For several years there was a quiz night in Edinburgh whose very existence offended me. Because it was a quiz ...

How Reading Big Books Helped Me Conquer Living Abroad

This is a guest post from Rachel Dorsey. She is the recent founder of a travel company, Supporting Cast Travel, which ...

10 Pieces of David Foster Wallace Swag

Is this is the year you finally read Infinite Jest? You have our full encouragement — it’ll be quite the ...

Our Reading Lives: Why I Like Difficult Novels

When I first read David Foster Wallace’s notoriously difficult novel Infinite Jest in the fall of 2008, just weeks after ...

Jason Segel is the Perfect Choice to Play David Foster Wallace

Last week, news broke that Jason Segel would be playing David Foster Wallace in a film adaptation of part of ...

Friday Open Thread: December 13th, 2013

It’s Friday afternoon. Let’s chat! Jason Segel was cast to play David Foster Wallace in an upcoming movie, and I ...

Does the MacArthur Genius Grant Result in More Genius?

In 1981, Cormac McCarthy, at age 48, was named one of the first MacArthur Foundation Fellows (more commonly known these ...

Only Oblivion to Look Forward To: Finishing David Foster Wallace

My fingers tap the spines of my books, working from the top left corner of my TBR shelf to the ...

“Our mouths are incapable, white violets cover the earth”—On the Road with David Foster Wallace, with Visits to John Locke and Anne Carson

For the past month, on the daily subway ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan, I’ve been reading Although Of Course You ...