- IlliniHQ.comApr 16 22:14 PM
Staff writer Paul Wood was at the Virginia for a post-film discussion that included star Jason Segel. Jason Segel went to great lengths to prepare himself to play the late David Foster Wallace, the depressed genius who graduated from Urbana High school and wrote the masterpiece “Infinite Jest.” Segel, looking considerably more chiseled than in “The End of The Tour,” said he immersed himself in ...
- Business InsiderApr 13 14:34 PM
America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech. Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes various "Best Commencement Speeches" lists. The late novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech at ...
- The Brown Daily HeraldApr 09 23:59 PM
A dramatic subversion of the usual road trip comedy, the film follows a journalist tasked with profiling author David Foster Wallace.
- AFP Relax News via Yahoo! NewsApr 17 13:56 PM
Dennis Quaid ("Vegas," "Any Given Sunday"), Kate Bosworth ("Still Alice") and Christian Cooke (Magic City") will star in this series based on the "underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses," coming from Sony's internet streaming service Crackle. A not-yet-published thriller that also delves into the world of auction houses was the subject of a recent film deal with ...
- Salon.comApr 19 9:43 AM
Whether punk fashion, political consumerism or simple charity, spending for status can often be a good thing
- AFP Relax News via Yahoo! NewsApr 03 12:46 PM
On April 14, a speech that "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling gave to the graduating class at Harvard will be immortalized in print. She joins authors including David Foster Wallace and George Saunders whose commencement speeches have been printed in book form. Proceeds will go to a children's charity and a scholarship program at Harvard.
- The Champaign News-GazetteApr 17 5:41 AM
In "End of the Tour," Segel portrays writer David Foster Wallace, who grew up in Urbana. CHAMPAIGN — "The End of the Tour" star Jason Segel was escorted by Chaz Ebert into the Virginia Theatre on Thursday night, greeting fans along the way with a warm smile. Choosing not to take the stage before the showing of his film, Segel instead gave "Tour" director James Ponsoldt center stage. read more
- Spike the Meanjin BlogApr 22 7:11 AM
I’ve always found that my favourite writers give the best book recommendations. It was David Foster Wallace who got me on to Don De Lillo. It was Flan O’Connor who recommended Faulkner. Dostoyevsky introduced me to Gogol, Houellebecq to Céline.
- CBS MinnesotaApr 24 13:05 PM
I sort of thought it would be fun to write a review of the new film The End of the Tour as short as David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece Infinite Jest is long. So … yeah. […]
- IlliniHQ.comApr 16 9:30 AM
Nate Kohn, chairman of the Roger Ebert Film Festival, said that actor Stephen Dorff, who was to be here for “The Motel Life” Saturday, will not be able to make it because he is dubbing a film. Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer MELISSA MERLI , who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign. She will be tweeting regularly throughout ...
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