Articles by Nick Moran

July 27, 2014

“There’s potential on Twitter for wild formal invention.” 0

If you’ve finished reading David Mitchell’s latest short story – which was published on Twitter last week and then ran on our site five days ago – you’ll appreciate Ian Crouch’s look at its greater meaning, and what it could mean for Twitter as a whole.

July 27, 2014

Combing The New Yorker’s Archives 0

If you’ve finished winding your way through Elise Liu’s recommended New Yorker articles – which, as of this week, are free to be read online – you can start working your way through Longform’s roundup of their 25 favorite unlocked pieces. (Or you can go even bigger, thanks to The Awl.)

July 27, 2014

Miami’s Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry 0

The Miami Herald put together a nice video overview of the Pérez Art Museum’s Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

July 27, 2014

Zadie Smith’s Big Week 0

Oh, look, the Paris Review freed Zadie Smith’s “Big Week” from the clutches of their paywall. (Bonus: you can subscribe to a dual subscription to both the Paris Review and the London Review of Books all summer long.)

July 27, 2014

To Antarctica We Go 0

Recommended Reading: Chris Jones went to Antarctica, and on the way he started believing in ghosts.

July 26, 2014

Wells Tower on Your TV Screen 3

Talk about burying the lede. This article about Alec Baldwin’s return to television acting, and how he’ll be playing “a Rob Ford-type mayor of New York,” doesn’t make a big deal out of the show’s pilot writer. But it should. Because his name is Wells Tower.

July 26, 2014

Two Tumblrs Worth Seeing 1

Consider these two Tumblrs as late additions to my three-part (one, two, three) taxonomy of literary blogs. Writers at Work is three years in the making, so we’re a bit late to the party, but Erasing Infinite, which creates erasure poems out of each page of Infinite Jest, looks like it’s got a long way to go […]

July 26, 2014

The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York 0

This September, OR Books will publish Tales of Two Cities, an anthology of short fiction focused on economic inequality in New York City. Among its contributors are some familiar names: Junot Díaz, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers, Colum McCann, Téa Obreht, Zadie Smith, and Teju Cole. The volume will also be illustrated by Molly Crabapple, whose […]

July 26, 2014

New Stoppard on the Way 0

A new Tom Stoppard play entitled “The Hard Problem” will open next January at the UK’s Dorfman Theatre. The production will be Stoppard’s first new play since “Rock N’ Roll” in 2006.

July 26, 2014

“It is not enough to have his idea.” 0

Recommended Reading: Four poems by Darin Ciccotelli are up at BOMB.