Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.
Watching a movie about David Foster Wallace is inherently ironic. But Anne Cohen writes that it’s worth putting that aside to enjoy a surprisingly good film, which celebrates the author’s work.
No, the late great writer David Foster Wallace was not Jewish – but the first actor to portray him onscreen is. ‘The End of the Tour,’ starring Jason Segel, has made its Sundance debut.
In his new book, ‘Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas,’ critic and atheist Adam Kirsch quietly redefines the role of the American Jew.