David Foster Wallace as Street Art

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“Well,” he said. “If Che Guevara means ‘good looking, punky rebellion,’ then I guess David Foster Wallace means ‘good looking, rebellious bookishness.’”

Tom Dibblee at Trop tells of his encounter with a Che Guevara styled stencil of David Foster Wallace. What follows is a conversation of pop culture, of essence, of cliché, and of paving the way for representation on a kebab shop. Also, whether or not reading a book alone at a bar will get you women.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →