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Everything about your article, "Does this book make me look smart?" (April 15), is awful.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 29, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 29, 2011

This week in the Phoenix: Actionable odors! Spine hymens! Weirdly prescient scholarly Godzilla throwdowns!

A whole heap of nerdly delights ensconced in this week's Phoenix -- from an interview with comix goddess Lynda Barry (who encourages you to "blow...
By Ariel Shearer  |  April 17, 2011

Does this book make me look smart?

The first and only complete passage of Infinite Jest Chris Braiotta ever read was tattooed on somebody's calf.
Somervillian mocks the cult of David Foster Wallace with Tumblr-tastic 'People Holding Infinite Jest'
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 15, 2011

Endurance Reads

Beach reading . The very phrase is abhorrent to book lovers, connoting as it does cheap paperbacks, tumescent with air-dried seawater and crunchy with sand, paragraph after paragraph of poorly written pulp meant to be read as fast as the passing of su
Summer-Book Therapy Sessions
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 19, 2009

Interview: David Foster Wallace

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the February 20, 1998 edition of the Boston Phoenix .
 Talking about fiction, fellatio and meddling editors with the only American essayist who uses "like" as punctuation.
By TOM SCOCCA  |  February 20, 1998