Articles by Nick Moran

March 18, 2012

Wait, What Was I Writing About? 0

In a fantastic piece for Full-Stop, Jesse Miller checks out Nicholas Carr (whose book was picked in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Year in Reading), Paul La Farge, David Foster Wallace, and our diminishing ability to concentrate.

March 18, 2012

iLRB 0

Well, there goes your Sunday. The London Review of Books has uploaded a whole batch of podcasts to iTunes. And they’re free!

March 17, 2012

Yoshimi Takes the Stage 0

It’s been rumored for some time that The Flaming Lips were working with Aaron Sorkin to develop a musical, but yesterday in a press release, the project was given an expected release date, and Sorkin was said to be no longer involved. “Yoshimi” will tell the story of “a young Japanese artist who journeys into […]

March 17, 2012

Certainly Got My Attention 0

Good Books is an online book retailer that donates all of its proceeds to Oxfam. It’s also a big fan of trippy literary homage. In a collaboration with two creative studios, and without consulting the Hunter S. Thompson or Franz Kafka estates, the group’s released a promo that draws on some of the most “out-there” […]

March 17, 2012


Andy Borowitz (of The Borowitz Report) picks five novels “that are enough to make anyone laugh.”

March 17, 2012

From Musician to Collagist 0

Musician and Super Bowl bird-flipper M.I.A. will release a 192-page hardcover book this October. M.I.A. will be “an autobiographical monograph in collages.” P.S. How good is the “Bad Girls” video?

March 17, 2012

We’re Not In the Establishment. Right, Geoff? 1

In The Guardian, Geoff Dyer talks about about the literary establishment and how, in particular, “unspoken assumption that [it] – whatever it is – is a bad thing.”

March 16, 2012

The Agony and Ecstasy of a TAL Fact Checker 0

Surprising news emerged today about This American Life‘s Mike Daisey episode on Apple’s Foxconn subcontractors (previously mentioned on The Millions here, and later here). Apparently portions of Daisey’s visit to Chinese Foxconn factories were fabricated, and TAL‘s producers failed to ensure factual accuracy because he misled their efforts. As a result, the show has retracted […]

March 14, 2012

“It’s Spring when I realize that I may never have children.” 0

If you love stories about conception, infertility, baby gorillas, cicadas, and roundabout references to Virginia Woolf, you’re going to love Belle Boggs’ “The Art of Waiting” in Orion Magazine.

March 14, 2012

“Hate books written in the 1st person” 0

Ever since our literary Tumblr round-up, we’ve been inundated with suggestions for a Part 2. Well, I can assure you, the “Least Helpful” Tumblr dedicated to awful Amazon and Goodreads reviews would make that cut if (and when) that sequel appears. (Hat tip to our own Lydia Kiesling for the link.)