Articles by Nick Moran

June 13, 2014

Canada, Don’t Take America’s Lead. 0

Millions staff writer Michael Bourne wrote a sobering piece for Canada’s Globe and Mail about the need for stricter gun control in the United States. “I can implore my new neighbours to maintain strict controls on guns,” he writes. “All our children’s lives depend upon it.”

June 13, 2014

Paddington Gets a Trailer 0

The theatrical trailer for the movie adaptation of Michael Bond’s beloved children’s classic, Paddington, was released this week. The film will star the likes of Sally Hawkins, Colin Firth, and Nicole Kidman, and it will be released in theaters later this year.

June 13, 2014

#Dragons and #TheWall 0

As if the guy needs any additional distractions to keep him from writing the seventh (or eighth!) books in his Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R. Martin recently decided to join Twitter. If he ends book six with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, then I presume you’ll know why.

June 13, 2014

Charles Wright is Our New Poet Laureate 0

You can get acquainted with Charles Wright, the nation’s newest Poet Laureate, by checking out interviews he did with StorySouth and The Paris Review, and also by reading his work – much of which can be found online. Might I suggest this poem, which was published by the VQR?

June 9, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: May 2014 0

An eighth author becomes a two-time Hall of Famer

June 8, 2014

“How can you buy or sell the sky . . . ?” 0

Recommended Reading (and Viewing): “Skymall” by Tom Healy.

June 8, 2014

Drunk Texts From Famous Authors (Part II) 0

A year and a half later, Jessie Gaynor returns to The Paris Review to follow up her much-appreciated “Drunk Texts From Famous Authors” series. (Part one is here.) On tap this time: T.S. Eliot, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Samuel Beckett, Roald Dahl, Jorge Luis Borges, Guillaume Apollinaire, William Blake, and a Flarf poet.

June 8, 2014

Poet-In-Decadence 0

“The more poems you write, the more beer you get.”

June 8, 2014

“Louisiana’s heat is inescapable and aggressive.” 0

The Oxford American just unlocked “Dixie Zen,” Sam Anderson’s piece on Louisiana summers. Last January, Anderson wrote one of the most popular articles in Millions history.

June 8, 2014

Adonis Adapts Ancient Zuhayr Poem 0

Adonis, the great Syrian poet, has reproduced and adapted one of the ancient Muallaqat (The Suspended Odes) originally written by Zuhayr. The reproduction is hand-written on a scroll of paper, and then painted on, thereby “creating a new and contemporary interpretation of the text.”