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Conversational Reading on Infinite Jest

Barrett Hathcock, over at Conversational Reading, has been blogging his read of Infinite Jest. He's finally finished and has written about the experience. You can find it here: Infinite Jest Digested: Part One.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 February 2007 14:42

MTV Movie news on the BIWHM Movie

MTV movie news today provides some more info about the Brief Interviews with Hideous Men movie, including further details about the plot and the suggestion that David Foster Wallace has read, and was impressed by, the script.

David Foster Wallace on Federer: Revisted

Last night I sat down to watch what I had hoped would be one of the best matches of the 2007 Australian Open. Andy Roddick had played some amazing matches in the lead up to this semi-final, and I was softening to the evolution of his game; more patience, less anger. Roger Federer hadn't yet dropped a set. I was convinced that this would be one of those 'match of the tournament' situations.
It was. And it wasn't. 

ZEIT Online DFW Interview

What appears to be a new interview with David Foster Wallace is available to read over at Zeit Online. The interview is published in German but with the help of google language tools it is quite possible to draw out some very interesting points. Most exciting are DFW's comments on some of his short stories in Oblivion and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. {comment}
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 February 2007 17:11

New RSS Feeds Active

You can now keep track of all Howling Fantods updates using the automated RSS syndication. Sure beats editing it in html. You can subscribe via the feed links in the syndicate menu on the front page. 
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2007 04:04

BIWHM Movie Plot Details and Speculations on Dec 13 2006 noted that the plot of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men as "Julianne Nicholson stars as a graduate student coping with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men." Combine this with the suggestion that at the very least interviews #2, #15, #19 and #51 will be incorporated we can begin to get an idea of the content.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 January 2007 17:34

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

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