David Foster Wallace, who took his own life on Sept. 12, 2008, would have turned 50 today. I was going to spend a frankly ridiculous amount of time combing the Internet for the best and sharpest DFW links, which I really need no excuse to do, but this Awl post does a wonderful job of rounding up the best things to read, watch and listen to on this occasion. (These moving reminiscences were new to me, for instance.)
As I said, I need no excuse to wander down the rabbit hole of DFW-related errata sprinkled across the Internet. But today, when this great writer would have, could have and should have turned 50, the excuse will do.
Update: Another worthwhile link, which guides you to many of his stories and essays.