Articles by Nick Moran

February 3, 2017

Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship 0

Submissions are open for the Oxford American‘s Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, which awards a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship toward a nine-month residency with the magazine. The goal is to support the writing of a debut work of creative nonfiction, and the application deadline is midnight EST, March 30, 2017.

February 3, 2017

“The chorus needs to be real to make this work.” 0

Millions staffer Edan Lepucki contributed “Chorus” to Slate‘s Trump Story Project, an ongoing series of short fiction pieces written by contemporary authors.

February 3, 2017

“Most of my hike was saying, this is a black body, and it belongs everywhere.” 0

“There is no divorcing the lack of diversity in the outdoors from a history of violence against the black body, systemic racism, and income inequality,” writes Rahawa Haile in her description of hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, Haile documented her journey and the books she carried — books written […]

February 2, 2017

The Family 0

Recommended Reading (National Prayer Breakfast edition): Jeff Sharlet’s terrifying, timely The Family.

February 1, 2017

Translating Bigly 0

Pity the translators.

January 31, 2017

Global Crises, International Art 0

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich put together a reading list to help children understand the global refugee experience, and Kaveh Akbar compiled a list of poems from the seven countries — Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria — impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order. Meanwhile, Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) has been curating a Spotify playlist of music from those countries […]

January 30, 2017

Lydia Davis Reads 0

Recommended Reading: Four stories by Lydia Davis.

January 24, 2017

Full of Carp 0

Midwestern investors hope the production of domestically-farmed Asian carp can give rise to “the future Zappos of fish processing,” but such optimists would be wise to safeguard their aquatic livestock against would-be carp thieves.

January 24, 2017

Mark Baumer Killed on Cross-Country Protest Walk 0

This week poet Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an SUV while walking barefoot across the country. Baumer, 33, began his cross-country walk to raise awareness about climate change, and was documenting the journey on his blog (as well as Instagram and YouTube). Florida, where he was killed, was recently ranked “the most dangerous place […]

January 23, 2017

The Joy of Cooking for Others 0

Rosie Schaap espouses the joys of cooking for others “in a powerfully fraught, anxious time” such as ours. “I wanted, at least in this small way,” she writes, “to give comfort—both to myself and to my loved ones.” And as our own Hannah Gersen has noted, if you’re fortunate to have such a good friend […]