Articles by Nick Moran

December 11, 2011

Occupy a Classroom 0

NYU students can take a 4-credit undergraduate course on Occupy Wall Street and America’s debt issues this spring. According to the university’s website, this year’s tuition costs start at $19,672.

December 11, 2011

“Der Nister” 0

Here’s a great article about the underrated Soviet/Yiddish writer Pinkhes “Der Nister” Kaganovich.

December 11, 2011

HTMLGiant’s ToBS 0

If you’re looking for an occasionally evil but mostly hysterical month-long diversion, I recommend following HTMLGiant‘s “Tournament of Bookshit“. So far one highlight has been: “excessively long list of credits including pushcart nominations in your bio vs. the guy who goes 20 minutes over the suggested reading time“

December 11, 2011

Steve Jobs: Bestseller 0

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is Amazon’s bestselling book of 2011.

December 10, 2011

Miami in Literature 0

Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban, sits down for an interview about Miami’s place in literature. This year, Miami’s enjoyed the literary spotlight quite a bit: at the National Book Awards ceremony, Books & Books proprietor Mitchell Kaplan took home the Literarian Award. Likewise, the Miami Book Fair International wrapped up another successful year […]

December 10, 2011

Questlove in Question 0

The Roots‘ longtime drummer Questlove found himself in hot water after his late night Michele Bachman prank, but this week he’s the subject of a 2,500 word essay in Newsweek, so things have pretty much balanced out.

December 10, 2011

The Perils of “Showrooming” 0

Emma Straub, whose Year in Reading piece ran this week, has written a great article on the perils of “showrooming.”

December 10, 2011

“на один процент” is “one percent” in Russian 0

Apropos of yesterday’s round-up of Russian social unrest: the children of Russia’s 1%.

December 10, 2011

Worst Books 0

Reddit‘s r/books community wants to know, what’s the worst book you’ve read?

December 9, 2011

Best Photos of 2011 0

Reuters‘ best photos of 2011 are awe-inspiring.