Articles by Nick Moran

March 19, 2012

Someone’s Gotta Do It 0

If you’ve ever wondered how all those celebrity chefs can churn out so many cookbooks year after year, you should check out Julia Moskin’s confessions from a former “food ghost.”

March 19, 2012

“What a world. It could be so wonderful if it wasn’t for certain people.” 0

Woody Allen wasn’t kidding when he said he wasn’t going to film in New York City ever again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the setting for Allen’s next film will be Denmark.

March 19, 2012

The Odd Poe Out 0

As Kevin Jackson notes in Prospect Magazine, Edgar Allan Poe differs from many of his contemporary American authors in that he’s often treated with “a hint of condescension and a splash of pity somewhere in the mix” by modern English students. And yet his influence perseveres. He is, after all, the only author with an […]

March 19, 2012

Algorithmic Forecasting 0

The Financial Times takes a detailed look at the Financial Computing Centre, home of future quants, where Michael Galas is working to build “a hedge fund without employees” and a crop of PhD candidates are using social media to predict the markets. Could these algorithms one day spill beyond finance, and influence education or social […]

March 18, 2012

Space is Awesome 0

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants us all to keep dreaming. In the first episode of his “We Stopped Dreaming” series, he elucidates the reasons why. And, in the off chance that this doesn’t convince you, perhaps his “Most Astounding Fact” will.

March 18, 2012

Another Type of Lyric Essay 0

Specter Magazine is calling for “hip-hop inspired piece[s] of Creative Non-Fiction,” and, wisely, they know that the best way to inspire participation is with a Beanie Sigal and Jay-Z track.

March 18, 2012

The NYRB Mantle 0

The question of who will take over The New York Review of Books when Robert Silvers passes the torch is a good one. Surely it’s one of the most desirable jobs in all of publishing.

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 […]