Articles by Nick Moran

April 25, 2012

Not Quite a Novel, Not Quite a Tweet 0

Melville House’s “Art of the Novella” series gets some major, major love from Joe Fassler in The Atlantic.

April 25, 2012

Reading In The Future 0

Over the years, Maria Popova (aka Brain Picker) has provided readers with thousands of hours of diversion. But how, exactly, does she think we will read years from now?

April 25, 2012

They’re Coming. I Can Feel It. 0

Step One: “an unusual flying object that propels itself by flipping inside out.” Step Two: flying books!

April 25, 2012

Trailer Two-fer: Brave & Cosmopolis 0

Two full-length trailers for much-anticipated films dropped this week. First up is Pixar’s Brave, which will hit theaters this June. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, fans get to see Robert Pattinson star as Eric Parker in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.

April 25, 2012

Mister Orhanium’s Wonder Emporium 0

Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence (named after his most recent novel of the same name) will open this week in Istanbul’s Çukurcuma neighborhood. The museum consists of hundreds of objects “collected” by a fictional character in the eponymous book.

April 22, 2012

“The contract gave me the last word on spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage and so on.” 0

If you’ve ever battled an editor over punctuation, or found yourself calculating just how long it’d take to burn your copy of the Chicago Manual of Style, you’ll be delighted by this oldie-but-goodie blog post by Millions favorite Helen DeWitt.

April 22, 2012

Broadcasting the Atocha Station 0

An A+ radio interview with Leaving the Atocha Station author Ben Lerner, you say? Why, yes, I think that’s right up my alley.

April 22, 2012

Seriously, What’s With Those Geese? 0

Here’s a Sunday poem by Elisa Gabbert. Maybe its first line will entice you: “What’s with these geese always wandering / around by the museum?”

April 22, 2012

Caballo Blanco Goes Missing 0

In Born to Run, author Christopher McDougall talks about the legendary accomplishments of ultrarunner Micah Tue, aka Caballo Blanco, or “the wandering White Horse of Mexico’s Copper Canyons.” Last month, Tue disappeared after embarking on a 12-mile run in Gila National Forest. Distraught, worried, and curious, McDougall set off on a hunt to track him […]

April 22, 2012

“I think we could create a run on a bank.” 0

The Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on for seven months now, and it’s the subject of a new book entitled The Occupy Handbook. Over at The Daily Beast, you can check out an excerpt in which The Big Short author Michael Lewis interviews himself about his thoughts on the occupation.