Articles by Nick Moran

March 12, 2012

Chabon: Friend to the Geeks 0

You may not know this, but Michael Chabon co-wrote the script for Disney’s latest blockbuster, Shirtless Martian Tim Riggins John Carter. In an interview with Wired, Chabon defends genre-writing, and also talks about his sci-fi influences.

March 12, 2012

Bo Bartlett’s Winter Digs 0

“Romatic realist” painter Bo Bartlett, born in Columbus, Georgia, is renowned for his epic tableaus depicting a “Hopper-like sense of longing and mystery combined with a Lynchian-cocktail of menace, beauty, and stranger-than-fiction reality.” He was also a protégé and life-long friend of Andrew Wyeth. In Oxford American‘s most recent SoLost installment, the crew checks out […]

March 12, 2012

New Marilynne! 0

Marilynne Robinson has a new essay (excerpted from her new book When I Was a Child I Read Books) out in Guernica, and if you’re still reading this sentence because you haven’t yet clicked the link, that’s incredible.

March 12, 2012

We Can’t Wait to Compare It to Its British Version 0

Every now and again, book designers allow themselves a little fun. This is one of those times. Behold David High’s cheeky cover for Florence Williams’ Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, out this May from W. W. Norton & Co. (via)

March 11, 2012

Facebook’s Fakery 0

Facebook’s amended S-1 to its IPO was filed this week, and the details confirm some of the doubts raised in the last filing. The company estimates that between 5-6% of its most active users could in fact be “duplicate” (read: fake) accounts. Put in more concrete terms, of Facebook’s estimated 850 million users, 46,475,000 may […]

March 11, 2012

A Definite Orange Theme, It Seems 0

The Twelve, Justin Cronin’s follow-up to The Passage, now has a cover and release date.

March 11, 2012

I Hope Not 1

Is it time to tax the internet?

March 11, 2012

TED is Dead 2

It’s fashionable to hate on TED all of a sudden. In the span of a month, we’ve got this piece by Nathan Jurgenson in The New Inquiry, this one by Benjamin Wallace in New York Magazine, and this one by Megan Garber in The Atlantic.

March 11, 2012

Now That’s What I Call an Elastic Product! 0

Meet the latest woman to join the “Billionaire’s Club.” Her name is Sara Blakely, and she invented Spanx.

March 10, 2012

There Are Worse Destinations 0

Bad news: due to the changing climate and rising sea levels, all 103,000 inhabitants of Kiribati have to permanently evacuate their homes. Good news: they may all get to move to Fiji.