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    1. The splashiest piece of sportswriting in my lifetime might be David Foster Wallace’s 2006 profile of Roger Federer, printed in the New York Times ’s short-lived Play magazine. A wrinkled copy of it lived under my old Xbox console for years, so that I knew exactly where to revisit it. At the time, the essay felt electrifying and alien; a decade later it is still very good, but not even the best ...

    2. Righteous ramble

      IsthmusJun 30 03:19 AM

      Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight, a former Civil War soldier who turns against the Confederacy to lead a rag-tag guerilla army, in the rambling “Free State of Jones.”

    3. In 2009, actor John Krasinski made his directorial debut with an adaptation of David Foster Wallace‘s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The film, which does feature some good performances, wasn’t received particularly well. Seven years after its premiere, Krasinski returned to the Sundance Film Festival with his second feature as a director, The Hollars, which stars himself, Anna Kendrick ...

    4. “Many, many writers are chronically broke. Many have a long list of grievances with the publishing industry. Many will tell you about the circumstances that would have allowed them to enjoy the success of Ernest Hemingway or David Foster Wallace.

    5. Deeds & Deals

      Albany Times UnionJul 14 11:35 AM

      Albany County Albany Regina Brownell bought property on 15 Norwood Ave. from Lauren Davis for $277,500. David Novak and Constance Geehern bought property on 204 S. Main Ave. from Andrew Wood and Margaret Wood for $274,000. Jie Liu and Juchien Tso bought property on 229 Berkshire Blvd. from Gainford Amponsah for $227,000. Kristienna Doro bought property on 43 Cardinal Ave. from Thomas Jones and ...

    6. Real Estate Transactions

      The Post and CourierJul 23 09:17 PM

      The transactions listed below include properties sold for $200,000 or more and recorded between June 20-24.

    7. Dose: Marte Saves the Day

      Rotoworld via Yahoo! SportsJul 17 11:04 PM

      Jesse Pantuosco covers Starling Marte's game-winning home run (and the Daniel Murphy blast that came before it) in Monday's Dose.

    8. When I arrived at her cottage in Newfane, Vermont, Helen DeWitt was at work in a spacious room on the first floor. On the table in front of her was a page of notes in longhand, an overturned mass-market paperback of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, and an ... More »

    9. Elie Wiesel — the Jew who taught us melancholy

      The Jewish Journal of Greater Los AngelesJul 03 01:17 PM

      Of all the contributions Eli Wiesel made to humanity as a global humanitarian, prolific author, Nobel laureate, proud Zionist, Judaic professor and Holocaust memoirist, maybe the least-talked about is his embracing of melancholy.

    10. Roger Federer ’s 2016 knee injury is a huge blow to tennis. The Swiss star announced that he will not play the rest of  2016, ending a troubled year that saw him miss the majority of the year’s biggest tournaments including the French Open. His final match was a five-set semifinal loss to Milos Raonic at Wimbledon. Federer, the sport’s most popular player, left a gaping hole on the ATP tour ...

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