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Dave Eggers

  1. lawsuits
    Coffee Trader Made Famous in Dave Eggers Book Sued for RacketeeringA lawsuit alleging “numerous unlawful acts” also names Blue Bottle as a co-conspirator.
  2. 8 New Books You Need to Read This JanuaryIncluding titles by Dave Eggers, Mira Lee, and Denis Johnson, plus Michael Wolff’s look inside Trump’s wild White House.
  3. movie review
    Movie Review: As a Tech Thriller, The Circle Is Pretty SquareThe Dave Eggers adaptation pales beside the paranoid thrills of Black Mirror.
  4. media
    What Happens When Twee Bible The Believer Moves to Las VegasDave Eggers and Carrie Brownstein visit the literary magazine’s glitzy new home.
  5. protest songs
    Prepare for 1,000 Days of Protest SongsA new song will be added each weekday for the next four years.
  6. Trump Is Losing Key ‘Literary Luminaries’ VoteMore than 400 writers have signed a petition protesting the Donald’s candidacy. Will the millions of Trump voters with McSweeney’s subscriptions be swayed?
  7. Trump Is Losing Key ‘Literary Luminaries’ VoteMore than 400 writers have signed a petition protesting the Donald’s candidacy. Will the millions of Trump voters with McSweeney’s subscriptions be swayed?
  8. the industy
    John Boyega to Star in Dave Eggers AdaptationOpposite Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
  9. castings
    Tom Hanks Circling an Adaptation of Dave Eggers’s The CircleHe would star and produce.
  10. vulture essays
    Dave Eggers Deserves a ‘Smile’ for The CircleThe author is getting more “frowns” than “smiles” for his depiction of “the world’s most powerful Internet company.”
  11. covers
    Eggers Does NYT Magazine’s First Fiction CoverAnd it’s hard to ignore.
  12. adaptations
    Tom Hanks Starring in Dave Eggers Adaptation A Hologram for the KingDirected by Run Lola Run’s Tom Tykwer.
  13. awards
    Junot Díaz and Dave Eggers Among National Book Award FinalistsIt’s called reading, guys.
  14. controversy
    Matt Damon’s Next Film Is About FrackingIt’s the movie he wrote with John Krasinski and Dave Eggers.
  15. exclusive
    Matt Damon Backs Out of Directing Dave Eggers–Written MovieThough he’d still be willing to star in it.
  16. the industry
    Matt Damon Adds Self to Directorial DebutHe co-wrote the movie with John Krasinski.
  17. Anniversaries
    Alice Waters, Sofia Coppola, Dave Eggers to Hand Out Free Lunches Near UnionAlso, David Byrne will be there, possibly playing music.
  18. Quote of the Day
    Eggers Feasts While Cubs Lose, AgainDave Eggers had a fine time watching the Cubs.
  19. internet-stained wretches
    Bill Simmons’s New Site Gets a Name — Grantland — and a Launch DateIn which we explain the name.
  20. clickables
    See Dave Eggers’s Cartoon Reportage of the World SeriesFor Game 1 at AT&T Park: Texas Rangers vs. the San Francisco Giants.
  21. kudos
    Yglesias, Eggers Win Big at Los Angeles Times Book PrizesBooks, remember those?
  22. job opportunities
    Dave Eggers: Best Editor for The Paris Review?A blogger cuts through the speculation on the venerable publication’s new editorship with a boldly counterintuitive idea.
  23. america's sweetheart
    Sarah Palin’s Angry Fans Revolt at Book SigningIllinois fans turn on a dime, and a blogger finds the link between Sarah Palin and Dave Eggers.
  24. wild things
    Demme to Animate Eggers’s ZeitounAre you ready for another Dave Eggers–penned film for adults that looks deceptively like one for kids?
  25. where the wild things are
    Where the Wild Things Are Rakes in the Friday Night DoughEarliest projections could be sign of a big hit.
  26. quote machine
    Michael Sheen Meets His Second-Favorite BeatlePlus: Taylor Swift not too concerned about hurting other peoples’ feelings.
  27. gotta have apps
    McSweeney’s iPhone Tendency$5.99 will get you six months worth of daily updates on your iPhone from everyone’s favorite literary website.
  28. wild things
    Where Did Dave Eggers Get the Idea for His Furry Book Cover?It certainly looks familiar, doesn’t it?
  29. quote machine
    Zach Galifianakis’s Beard Hides a Dark SecretPlus: Dave Eggers’s uncle learns his dark secret.
  30. movies
    These Are a Few of Dave Eggers’s Favorite ThingsHe discusses some of his favorite films with the ‘Guardian.’
  31. trailer mix
    Dave Eggers and Sam Mendes Team Up for Away We GoIt has a distinct Cameron Crowe by way of Fox Searchlight feel to it, which isn’t necessarily a cause for concern.
  32. bookworms
    The Top Ten Most Abusively Blurbed AuthorsThe press on Sloane Crosley’s new book deal made us realize there are some names that are just tossed around too frequently in publishing.
  33. apropos of nothing
    Dave Eggers’s Whistling: Pretty Good!He’s certainly no Axl Rose, but it’s good to know he’s out there in case some tragic accident should ever befall Peter, Bjorn, or John.
  34. House Mix
    Starbucks Courts Hipsters With Sonic Youth Mix TapeThe corporate juggernaut asked indie darlings like David Cross, Chloë Sevigny, Dave Eggers, and Beck to pick their favorite songs by Sonic Youth.
  35. the industry
    Demetri Martin Will Make Love, Not War for Ang LeePlus: Maggie Gyllenhaal replaces Toni Collette in Sam Mendes’s Eggers-penned relationship comedy.
  36. the industry
    Replacements, World’s Last Broken-Up Band, to Reunite SoonPlus: Guns N’ Roses nowhere near releasing ‘Chinese Democracy,’ and Sam Mendes’s Dave Eggers comedy might actually be funny!
  37. the take
    Hey Warners! Leave Spike Jonze and ‘Wild Things’ Alone!This isn’t a Veggie Tales movie, Warner Bros.!
  38. tube junkie
    Leaked Clip From ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Looks Great, Whatever It IsOver the weekend, this leaked clip, purportedly from Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze’s upcoming movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, hit the Internet to much wonder and speculation.
  39. the early-evening news
    David Simon Apologizes to BaltimorePlus: Sam Mendes to shoot Dave Eggers’s and Vendela Vida’s comedy.
  40. the early word
    We’ve Got Dave Eggers’s and Spike Jonze’s Script for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’How did a 338-word story become a 111-page screenplay?
  41. countdown
    Dave Eggers’s Next Novel Is Based on ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘?Eggers’s literary editor is bragging the novel is going to be “huge.”
  42. the industry
    Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore Will Play Big Edie and Little EdiePlus industry news on Tobey Maguire, Sarah Jones, and Steven Seagal!
  43. intel
    Save Dave Eggers: Buy His Stuff!McSweeney’s book distributor filed for bankruptcy six months ago, and the indie-cooler-than-thou publisher has now realized it’s out some $130,000, which it kind of needs. So Eggers & Co. are selling their heirlooms to make ends meet, some on their own site and some at eBay. What’s on offer? Some of the inventory is deservedly bargain-basement, but there are some real gems among the literary detritus. Forget the good cause; just think of the potential resale value. After the jump, a quick review of the highlights.
  44. intel
    Dave Eggers Banned From Borders?We know you’re as desperate as we are to get your hands on Dave Eggers’s latest volume of self-indulgence, so we’re sure you ran out to your local Borders to pick up a copy. Perhaps you tried downtown first, at the store across from Trinity Church, where you quickly discovered that there were no books in stock. Next you might have tried midtown, that big Borders at Park and 57th, where you discovered the same deal: no new Eggers books. Likewise further east, at the Borders on Second Avenue in Murray Hill, and further west, at the Time Warner Center shop. Finally, a clerk would speculate that Eggers’s notorious anti-corporatist impulses were at play, that he’d insisted indie stores get the first shot at selling, before chain behemoths like Borders. But then you’d check the Barnes & Noble in Rockefeller Center, and you’d learn that — lo and behold — that chain store was well stocked with What Is The What. So what gives? Is Borders out to get Eggers? Is Eggers out to get Borders? Is it a big, postmodern joke we’re just not clever enough to get? None of the above, as it turns out. “He’s a big author for us, honestly,” explained a spokesman at Borders HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “McSweeney’s just had problems with shipping.” No New York–area Borders have the book, and they won’t for a few more days. Staggeringly heartbreaking, indeed. — Amos Barshad