Articles by Nick Moran

December 19, 2011

Beach Boys Reunite 1

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long,” crooned Brian Wilson in The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” The song went on to become the title of Wilson’s autobiography. Now, over half a century later, the crew is finally older, and fans hoping […]

December 16, 2011

On a Different Note 0

And now for something completely different, a book review of Shaq’s new memoir.

December 16, 2011

Infinite Stupidity 0

Why innovate when you can just Google and copy? Mark Pagel on the perils of “being domesticated by these great big societal things, such as Facebook and the Internet.”

December 16, 2011

Whitman Passes Away 0

George Whitman, owner of the storied Parisian English-language bookstore Shakespeare & Company, died this week at the age of 98.

December 16, 2011

Unheralded Greats 0

Taylor Antrim takes a page out of Roxane Gay’s book and “goes in search of great 2011 fiction unjustly ignored by The New York Times.”

December 16, 2011

More On Hitchens 1

In tribute to the passing of Christopher Hitchens, The Browser has collected some of his essays. His final memoir will be released in the states in April of next year.

December 14, 2011

Holiday OuLiPo 0

This holiday season, show a little restraint. Write a short short that uses each word only once, and email it to [email protected] by December 31 at midnight for your chance to win Electric Literature vol. 1 and be published on their blog, The Outlet. Further details available here.

December 14, 2011

Amazon’s Price-Check Debacle 0

A lot of people were outraged by initial reports of Amazon’s price-check promotion, and a lot of that had to do with misinformation. Thankfully, Richard Russo sets the record straight about at least one point of contention. (The discount doesn’t apply to books.)

December 14, 2011

Bookstore Boon 0

The shuttering of Borders locations across the country, an “unusually vibrant selection” of new releases, and “customers who seem undeterred by pricier titles” have contributed to “surprisingly strong sales for many bookstores” across the country.

December 14, 2011

Get a Room 0

From one great publication to another: The Atlantic gushes over the “phenomenal” New York Review of Books.