Articles by Nick Moran

June 6, 2014

Roger Angell has worked at the New Yorker for 58 years. 0

In his profile of Roger Angell, Sridhar Paddu offers this astute observation from Charles McGrath: “Which is the greater—Roger the writer or Roger the editor? It’s kind of a toss-up.” Bonus: Angell’s piece about Don Zimmer, who just passed away this week, is well worth your time.

June 6, 2014

A Big Week for Wells Tower 0

Wells Tower is having himself a great week, and it stands to reason that when he’s having a good week, we’re all having one as well. After all, we get to ponder the potential of the script Tower wrote for You Shall Know Our Velocity, an upcoming film based on Dave Eggers’s novel of the […]

June 6, 2014

The Pope of Trash Tours America 0

It’s only fitting that Baltimore’s City Paper has an exclusive excerpt from Carsick, the new book by Charm City’s Chosen Son, John Waters. After all, they did offer him some of their weed. Meanwhile, the Pope of Trash recently invited New York Magazine on a hitchhiking ride through Manhattan, his home away from home.

June 6, 2014

Edan Lepucki’s Novel Gets “The Colbert Bump” 1

“We’re going to prove that I can sell more books than Amazon,” Stephen Colbert announced during his show this week. And he’s going to do it by encouraging his audience to purchase California, the new novel by Millions staffer Edan Lepucki. On his website, Colbert has partnered with beloved Portland-based indie Powell’s Books to offer […]

June 1, 2014

Re-launched Poetry Archive 0

The Poetry Archive re-launched a week ago, which is great news for anyone who wants to browse through recordings of poets reading their work.

June 1, 2014

“Albertine says she does not know.” 0

Recommended Reading: Anne Carson’s poem, “The Albertine Workout,” as it appears in the latest edition of the London Review of Books. The work is actually excerpted from her forthcoming New Directions pamphlet of the same name.

June 1, 2014

Illustrated Joyce 0

Stony Road Press has teamed up with the James Joyce Centre to release a limited edition handmade book, “reproducing the original 1914 text” of “The Dead,” and featuring really interesting hand printed illustrations by Robert Berry. Check out some examples here, here, and here.

June 1, 2014

Double Shot of Dominican Poets 0

The Fortnightly Review has English-language translations of poems by Homero Pumarol and Frank Báez, two Dominican poets you should really check out.

June 1, 2014

“I was sad as I began to think that I might be gay.” 0

Recommended Listening: Andrew Solomon’s Moth story, “My Post-Nuclear Family.” (Solomon’s work has previously been shouted out in our Year in Reading series by Millions staffers Hannah Gersen and Edan Lepucki.)

May 31, 2014

They’re not astronauts; they’re advertisers. 0

It’s been a full week, which means you’ve had to time to digest the half-season finale of AMC’s Mad Men. But before you dive into the works on our Mad Men Reading List while awaiting the premiere of the next half-season, you should take some time to read Phillip Maciak’s incredible recap and analysis of […]