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Jun 16, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

Clancy Martin

Hey kids, it’s Bloomsday. You can celebrate with other people in New York. Or you can celebrate in the privacy of your own home...oh yes yes yes.

At Salon, Andrew O’Hehir reviews Andrew Rossi’s new documentary film, Page One: Inside the New York Times. The film follows the New York Times’ tribulations against the changing world of media and O’Hehir concludes: “Rossi's film makes a compelling case on behalf of the traditional values of journalism.” Page One opens tomorrow in New York City.

At the Paris Review Daily, How to Win author and Harper’s contributing editor Clancy Martin details how playing Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” on repeat in a New Orleans hotel left him pantsless on the corner of Saint Charles street, and why the obvious thing to do was call fellow novelist-essayist Nathaniel Rich.

The Guardian has listed its favorite 100 nonfiction books. They have Joan Didion. But no Ryszard Kapuscinski? No David Foster Wallace? Discuss.

On a 2006 trip to Russia to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace sat down for a radio interview with journalist Ostap Karmodi to discuss the Cold War, animal rights, and the idea that “the main character of much of modern cinema and pop-literature… is a black briefcase full of money.” An abbreviated version of the interview—which ran nearly two hours over schedule—is available for the first time in English at the New York Review of Books blog, and is guaranteed to clear up any doubts about DFW’s views on contemporary fiction and American imperialism.