Instapaper Dump: Kevin Smith, Larry Page, David Foster Wallace, Woody Allen + More

Here’s another fresh dump of the best Instapaper content for you to read now or “Read Later.”

Instapaper Dump: Kevin Smith, Larry Page, David Foster Wallace, Woody Allen + More

Here’s another fresh dump of the best Instapaper content for you to read now or “Read Later.”

The Setup
Chris Butler wanted to be a media celebrity and a badass, until he made what turned out to be a big mistake. He asked Diablo to write about him.
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Kevin Smith: “I Am So, Like, Sick of Movies and Shit”
Karina Longworth goes on the road with the cult filmmaker turned podcaster turned DIY warrior.
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The Man the White House Wakes Up To
Mark Leibovich of NYT Magazine on Politico’s Mike Allen.
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Where will Larry Page lead Google?
As Google co-founder Larry Page takes over from Eric Schmidt as the company’s CEO, technology editor Charles Arthur looks at what Page needs to do to take the search engine through its next phase of growth.
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Too Much Information
When the generation-defining writer David Foster Wallace took his own life in 2008, he left behind an unfinished novel, The Pale King, that will either serve to round out his transcendent body of writing or place a haunting question mark at the end of his career. John Jeremiah Sullivan holes up with the new book and considers the legacy.
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Osborne!
The machine, the man, and the dawn of the portable computing revolution.
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Meet Edward Zuckerberg, tech-savvy dentist (and Mark’s father)
Edward Zuckerberg, who taught his son programming on the family’s Atari 800, runs a dental office with Internet TV, iPods for patients and an implant fabrication machine. And he uses a little marketing tool called Facebook.
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Can Rob Kalin Scale Etsy?
An army of 400,000 crafters has made Etsy a hot start-up: profitable, well capitalized, growing. Now founder Rob Kalin is looking for ways to make them successful.
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I’ve Seen Every Woody Allen Movie
Here’s what Juliet Lapidos learned.
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2011 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Feature Writing: The Mark of a Masterpiece
The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art.
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2011 National Magazine Awards Finalists: Feature Writing: The Suicide Catcher
In the rapidly modernizing, constantly churning city of Nanjing, China, there is a legendary bridge, four miles long, where day after day, week after week, the desperate and melancholy and tormented come to end their lives. Most end up in the Yangtze River, 130 feet below. But some do not meet their maker. They meet someone else. They are pulled back from the brink—sometimes violently—by an odd and unlikely angel.
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Roger Erik Tinch's photo About the Author: Roger is a tech-centric cinephile with an unhealthy addiction to the web as well as the developer and designer behind Badass Digest. He also curates an online gallery of film posters at reelizer.com.
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