Articles by Nick Moran

May 17, 2014

This Post Reads Like Mad Libs. 0

Roz Chast, whose cartoons have been mainstays in the New Yorker for quite some time, has teamed up with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields to write a book about the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble.

May 12, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: April 2014 0

In a big shake-up, six books graduate to the Hall of Fame and we have a new number one.

May 11, 2014

The Common’s Postcard Auction 0

Our friends at The Common have organized a Postcard Auction, and you have until May 20 to bid online. Users can bid on the chance to have well-known authors – such as Adam Johnson, Téa Obreht, Chris Ware, and Kiese Laymon – send handwritten postcards to the address of their choosing. Come on, now. This […]

May 11, 2014

“Would we also just weep and walk away?” 0

In an effort to get consumers to think more consciously about the “human cost” of commercial sugar production, artist Kara Walker has installed “Subtlety,” a large-scale public sculpture in Brooklyn’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory. Meanwhile, Edwidge Danticat explores contemporary labor conditions in the Dominican Republic’s cane fields.

May 11, 2014

The YOLO Pages 0

This month, Boost House is publishing what the New Yorker describes as “the first English-language paperbound anthology of Alt Lit and its siblings weird Twitter … and Flarf.” The collection – The YOLO Pages – features work by Steve Roggenbuck, Tao Lin, Patricia Lockwood, and (of course) @Horse_ebooks among others. But far from being a […]

May 11, 2014

New Miranda July Work on the Way 0

Welcome news for Miranda July fans: she tweeted this week that she’s finished work on her debut novel, The First Bad Man. The book will publish in January 2015.

May 11, 2014

“I was on the edge of crazy.” 0

Recommended Reading: the first two chapters of Roxane Gay’s novel, An Untamed State, which are available courtesy of Longreads.

May 4, 2014

“Requisite dog bark. Far off.” 0

Recommended Reading: “Bitter Night in the Country” by Hayden Saunier.

May 4, 2014

Bringing Salinger To the Big Screen 0

In Hollywood news, filmmaker Danny Strong – who wrote the screenplays for Lee Daniels’s The Butler and the third and fourth Hunger Games films – is reported to have a “strong interest” in adapting JD Salinger: A Life for the big screen.

May 4, 2014

On O’Casey 0

As Seán O’Casey’s play “The Silver Tassie” is revived at London’s National Theatre, three Irish actors tell The Guardian how they feel about famed playwright. “I’d say he’s on a par with your Shakespeare,” Niamh Cusack says.