David Foster Wallace, one of my favorite authors, died.
I'm about halfway through my second reading of his massive Infinite Jest.
Chapter One excerpt on Powell's / on TIME Magazine's Top 100 Novels of All Time list
More cult-ish goodies: a scene-by-scene guide to Infinite Jest, alphabetic index to Infinite Jest, notes and speculation, The Infinite Jest Challenge.
A set of photos from reading in 2006
On Charlie Rose in 1997
Seriously, a big loss to American literature.