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A New Look!

Welcome to the new Howling Fantods!
I've spent quite a bit of time setting up the site using the Joomla open source content management system (CMS). Believe it or not, this has been in the works for over a year. I experimented with a number of CMS setups that did not quite let me do what I wanted. I'm so glad it is finally done.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:30

DFW interviewed by Charlie Rose

The two Charlie Rose video interviews are now free for all on Google Video. Thanks to Ben for letting wallace-l know, and also for noting where we need to skip to time wise.
1. Roundtable with Jonathan Franzen and Mark Leyner in 1996, tune in at the 35 minute mark.
2. The 'bandana interview' of 1997 where DFW does not seem at all comfortable; a very interesting interview. 23 minute mark.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 17:11

10 Years of Infinite Jest + Jest Fest

10 Years Beyond the Infinite , Time magazine on 10 years of IJ (from last November).
Jest-Fest '06 on Nov 16 06 was 10th Anniversary Celebration of INFINITE JEST. John Krasinski read from BI #14 (Victory for the Forces of Democratic Freedom!) and you can watch it on YouTube .
Finally, uou really must check out Greg Carlisle's fabulous work in progress: The Connectedness of All Events: A Study of Wallace's Infinite Jest. I can't wait until this is finished.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:20

BIWHM Movie + Death Cab for Cutie + #2 + #15 + #19 + #51= ?

Bits and pieces about the adaptation of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by John Krasinski continue to pop up. I'll recap for those of you who are not up to speed and then cover the latest.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:23

DFW Mii on the Nintendo Wii

It's no secret to those in the know that I am a nintendo tragic and have been for a long time...
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:21

New DFW publication on the way

DFW has been commissioned to contribute to a full colour publication that accompanies the forthcoming Thomas Demand: L’Esprit d’Escalier exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. It's great to have something to look forward to!

Bibliography Update

Version 3 of Ryan's amazing DFW bibliography has been available for some time over at It is a spectacular piece of work (much better than the paltry one available here).
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