Posts Tagged: Mike Broida

The Rumpus Has the Best American Essays (and also, Goodbye!)

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The last two years editing the Sunday Rumpus have allowed us to publish an exciting range of longform essays, and we’re honored to have had the chance to work with daring writers experimenting with form, and pushing the edges of personal writing in new and challenging ways. We’re proud of every last one of them, but […]

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The Desire for Distraction

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For The Millions, Mike Broida revisits David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, arguing that the work’s claims about addiction and the media presaged the influence of “television culture” on the digital age: The final “joke” of Infinite Jest is that the book is intended to be almost as endless and mirthful as the addictions it depicts. To miss the desperate worshipping hidden […]

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