Articles by Nick Moran

July 18, 2014

Brian Oliu’s Video Game Essays 0

This week Uncanny Valley Press released Leave Luck to Heaven, Brian Oliu’s collection of lyric essays based on “the weird, painful things we made NES games carry for us because we didn’t know where else to put them.” To get a taste for Oliu’s style, check out “Mile Zero,” which will be featured in a […]

July 18, 2014

David Rees’s New Television Show 0

Get Your War On creator and How to Sharpen Pencils author David Rees was recently interviewed about his new show on the National Geographic channel. The premise behind the new venture is simple: “anything in the world that seems like there’s nothing to learn about, that’s what we want to learn about.”

July 16, 2014

Have Neurosis, Will Travel: On Nathan Deuel’s Friday Was the Bomb 1

By being so honest and clear about his unshakeable fears, Deuel’s anxieties become our own. It’s a move that would make most novelists jealous. Friday succeeds where others — like Dave Eggers — have failed.

July 13, 2014

David Du-cow-vny 0

If I told you a famous actor wrote a book called Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale, would you be able to guess the person’s name? The truth is out there.

July 13, 2014

Discussing Book Design with Jamie Keenan 0

James Cartwright caught up with London-based book designer Jamie Keenan to discuss his work and his process. (Related: How do American book covers stack up against their counterparts from across the pond?)

July 13, 2014

She was the shadow of the waxwork lain 0

A waxwork being billed as “the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen” ever created has been unveiled at her museum in Bath, England.

July 13, 2014

(Not) A Restaurant Review 0

The Morning News is asking writers to visit restaurants and then write about the experience, so long as the piece they write adheres to two criteria: “1) it is a restaurant review” and “2) it is not a restaurant review.” First on deck: Roxane Gay, whose novel Untamed State was recently reviewed for our site.

July 12, 2014

Summer Comics Recommendations 0

July is the month of revolutions and upheavals, as Tom Nissley has asserted, so maybe you’ll want to change gears from reading literature and literary non-fiction to instead investigate some of the summer’s best comics. On this journey, Kevin Nguyen will be your guide.

July 12, 2014

Dealing with Writer’s Block 0

Writer’s block: the eternal struggle, right? Thankfully, Ted Scheinman asked some of his favorite writers for their remedies, and he compiled them into a helpful list. “Do try these solutions, alone or in combination,” he urges. “’Mix and match’ is the cry.” (Related: You can also check out the “daily routines of famous creative people” […]

July 12, 2014

“Jeff Koons poses next to a pig, grinning” 0

The recent opening of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art has occasioned a number of rave reviews. They’re so good, in fact, that they’ve inspired Los Angeles Times writer Carolina A. Miranda to comb the write-ups for “evocative turn[s] of phrase, political metaphor[s], and references to lady parts” in order […]