David Foster Wallace; The Curator; Robert Bresson


Lots and lots of David Foster Wallace links! Read, be amazed, and be even more distraught over the loss of an imaginative writer. And McSweeney’s is paying tribute as well.



There’s a new batch of articles at The Curator: Here are some teasers:

Caramel is the saddest thing.

Michael Chabon, blogging, writer’s block, and learning to speak the truth.

Can a video game help us regain community?

Vassar Miller: beauty, humor, and poetry in the physically broken.



BEWARE!! At Christianity Today, Eric David has a piece on Robert Bresson.

If you read it, you might find yourself seeking out one of Bresson’s films, like (A Man Escaped), my favorite prison-break film, or Au Hasard Balthazar, which is so full of mystery, poetry, and beauty that I try to watch it every year. And if you watch one of Bresson’s films, you may watch others. And eventually, you might start thinking differently about what makes a good movie. And then your friends will start looking at you funny. And then you’ll be alone.

So please, for your own sake, don’t read Eric’s piece.

And Eric, if you’re reading? Nice work.

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

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    Cool beans, I never watched three trailers at the same time before. It must have some bearing on the burden of modern living.

    No Lebowski sequel! I’d love to see web shorts of the characters, but not a full-length.