Archives for September 13, 2008

David Foster Wallace, author of “Infinite Jest,” dead at 46.

My thanks to Alissa Wilkinson for passing along the news...The L.A. Times has the story here. David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead Friday night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46.Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the department, said Wallace's wife called police at 9:30 p.m. Friday saying she had returned home to find that her husband had hanged … [Read more...]


You're invited to the release party!I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight, and talking about my favorite monsters, at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park (Seattle), WA. 7 p.m. September 25, 2008If you miss that, you can catch another one at Village Books, in Bellingham, WA, at 7 p.m. on November 20, 2008. … [Read more...]

Wendy and Lucy (2008) – A Guest Review by Kenneth R. Morefield

Once again, Ken Morefield has given you *double* the value for your money here at Looking Closer. He's turned in yet another impressive series of reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival. He'll be wrapping up this year's series with reviews of his three favorite films from the festival.First... Wendy and Lucy.Ken says: Incidentally (for you or your readers), there are several small and one big plot spoiler in this review. It's not really a film that one can talk about much … [Read more...]