This talk from Reimagining the Sacred & the Cool: A Literary Symposium features Jon Baskin studied literature at Brown University, and recently received his PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he wrote a dissertation on the philosophical foundations of David Foster Wallace’s fiction. He is a founding editor of The Point Magazine, whose essays and reviews have appeared at n+1, The Nation, Bookforum, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the LA Review of Books.