Articles by Nick Moran

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.

May 4, 2014

“That shit was too white.” 0

The introduction Junot Díaz wrote for Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop has been adapted as a contribution to the ongoing conversation (of which The Millions has been a part) about writing programs at large and about MFA vs. NYC specifically. At issue is Díaz’s (rightful) assertion that an important topic […]

May 4, 2014

Two from Eileen Myles 0

Recommended Reading: Two poems by Eileen Myles, including what I now consider to be the finest poem about flowers ever written.

May 3, 2014

Use It Or Lose It 1

At least two people were not pleased with John Jeremiah Sullivan’s recent cover story in the New York Times Magazine. In a letter to the New York Observer (and an expanded post on Google+), Susannah McCormick – daughter of renowned music historian Robert “Mack” McCormick – alleges that Sullivan and his research assistant “glibly” stole her […]