Articles by Nick Moran

May 2, 2014

Authenticity and New Orleans 0

Writing for n+1’s City by City series, Moira Donegan remarks on the “self-defeating contradictions” of working at a nonprofit in New Orleans. It’s a town, she writes, where most arrive to either “perform charity or to party,” and where, she feels, “many of the people who … come to help the city [are] also hurting […]

April 27, 2014

“Perhaps James Franco should just stick to acting.” 0

“Oh, thank goodness,” said Guy Fieri, as he read the New York Times’s review of James Franco’s photography exhibit. “Their review of my restaurant is no longer the most gleefully negative thing they’ve published.”

April 27, 2014

“What’s old doesn’t need to be old-fashioned.” 0

One of the last places I ever expected to find John Jeremiah Sullivan’s writing is on Medium, but then again, some the last subjects I ever expected John Jeremiah Sullivan to write about are jam, jars, and pickles.

April 27, 2014

¡Viva Martí, que está vivo! 0

This past week, the O, Miami Poetry Festival brought poet and Cuban national hero José Martí back to life. Here are the photos and video to prove it.

April 27, 2014

Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of the Living and Dying 0

This week saw the release of Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of the Living and Dying. You may recall my earlier mention of the Vanishing Point project, which was recently borne out of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. This time around, the publication boasts a redesigned appearance, and it features articles and essays about […]

April 27, 2014

The Bard of Florida 0

After passing through the House, a new bill establishing a four-year term limit for the state’s Poet Laureates is set to reach the Florida governor’s desk in the near future. The Sunshine State has been without a Poet Laureate since Edmund Skellings died in 2012.

April 26, 2014

Faulkner’s Inspiration; Scholar’s Denial 0

Did the real-life family of Edgar Wiggin Francisco III inspire some of William Faulkner’s writing? Did a group of scholars try to suppress inquiry into the matter?

April 26, 2014

Early Chaucer Manuscript Put Online for All to See 0

The “Hengwrt Chaucher,” one of the most significant early manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales, has been put online for the entire world to see thanks to the efforts of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

April 26, 2014

Carrying on García Márquez’s Torch 0

After the passing of Gabriel García Márquez, the team of Reed Johnson, Juan Forero, and Sara Munoz had cause to opine within the pages of the Wall Street Journal, who are the other “post-boom Spanish-language fiction writers whose works continue to redraw the map of Latin literature?” They list six suggestions, but I think one […]

April 26, 2014

“As a goal in life, you could do worse than ‘try to be kinder.'” 0

The Above Average team animated an adaptation of George Saunders’s Syracuse University commencement speech, “The Importance of Kindness.” (You can read the original over here.) The speech has since been expanded, and it was published this past week.