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  1. Paul Thomas Anderson Recalls David Foster Wallace

    Esquire via Yahoo News3 days ago

    In the early '90s, before Infinite Jest and before Boogie Nights, David Foster Wallace taught a young student named Paul Thomas Anderson in an English class at Emerson College ...

  2. “Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank,” said the late jurist’s literary collaborator, Bryan Garner, a legal dictionary ...

  3. Director Paul Thomas Anderson participated in a Reddit AMA Tuesday to promote Phantom Thread, in which he answered questions ranging from the impossibly vague (do you have any advice for an ...

  4. The government of Switzerland kicked off a debate this week when it ordered that lobsters and other crustaceans no longer be dropped alive into boiling water. Boiling them causes pain, the government ...

  5. On the other hand, as David Foster Wallace once asked in a 2007 essay about US anti-terrorism measures, "Have we actually become so selfish and scared that we don’t even ...

  6. How not to think

    The Week5 days ago

    There are summaries here of essays by David Foster Wallace and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leah Libresco; novels and short stories by Lois Lowry and Aldous Huxley and Ursula K.

  7. Bryan Garner’s friendship with Justice Scalia was instigated by celebrated writer David Foster Wallace and strengthened over their shared love of language.

  8. As David Foster Wallace points out in "Consider the Lobster" when the animals are boiled alive they flail and cling to the pot trying to escape. But according to The Lobster ...

  9. The Debate Is Hot: Do Lobsters Feel Pain?

    Inverse via Yahoo News7 days ago

    This week, the Swiss Federal Council banned cooks from placing live lobsters in boiling water, and as of March 1, all lobsters must first be knocked unconscious by electric shock or “mechanical ...

  10. It was The Awl, and its women-focused sister site The Hairpin. The news that the two independent publications are folding—the result of “a steady decline in direct sales,” according to The Awl ...

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