Articles by Nick Moran

December 19, 2011

“The zeitgeist of OWS is print.” 0

Rachel Hurn, our other Curiosities blogger, has written a round-up of the recent Verso Books / n+1 Occupy! launch party.

December 19, 2011

“That’s how George got his glass eye.” 0

On George Kimball and “the two-fisted, one-eyed misadventures of sportswriting’s last badass.”

December 19, 2011

Calvin’s Snow Sculptures: Animated 0

Some of the most enduring images from Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes series are Calvin’s disturbing snow sculptures. Apparently, Jim Frommeyer and Teague Chrystie agree, and so they crafted this lovely video tribute just in time for the holidays. (via)

December 19, 2011

“If there was ever a people that knew how to handle a hangover, surely it is we.” 0

John Banville looks at the “persistently grim cheerfulness” of the Irish people.

December 19, 2011

The Notebook Takes the Stage 0

Nicholas Sparks is working on a Broadway musical adaptation of The Notebook. The question this raises, of course, is whether or not current internet meme-célèbre Ryan Gosling will reprise his starring role.

December 19, 2011

Beach Boys Reunite 1

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long,” crooned Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The song went on to become the title of Wilson’s autobiography. Now, over half a century later, the crew is finally older, and fans hoping […]

December 16, 2011

On a Different Note 0

And now for something completely different, a book review of Shaq’s new memoir.

December 16, 2011

Infinite Stupidity 0

Why innovate when you can just Google and copy? Mark Pagel on the perils of “being domesticated by these great big societal things, such as Facebook and the Internet.”

December 16, 2011

Whitman Passes Away 0

George Whitman, owner of the storied Parisian English-language bookstore Shakespeare & Company, died this week at the age of 98.

December 16, 2011

Unheralded Greats 0

Taylor Antrim takes a page out of Roxane Gay’s book and “goes in search of great 2011 fiction unjustly ignored by The New York Times.”