Articles by Nick Moran

December 11, 2011

“Der Nister” 0

Here’s a great article about the underrated Soviet/Yiddish writer Pinkhes “Der Nister” Kaganovich.

December 11, 2011

HTMLGiant’s ToBS 0

If you’re looking for an occasionally evil but mostly hysterical month-long diversion, I recommend following HTMLGiant‘s “Tournament of Bookshit“. So far one highlight has been: “excessively long list of credits including pushcart nominations in your bio vs. the guy who goes 20 minutes over the suggested reading time“

December 11, 2011

Steve Jobs: Bestseller 0

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is Amazon’s bestselling book of 2011.

December 10, 2011

Miami in Literature 0

Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban, sits down for an interview about Miami’s place in literature. This year, Miami’s enjoyed the literary spotlight quite a bit: at the National Book Awards ceremony, Books & Books proprietor Mitchell Kaplan took home the Literarian Award. Likewise, the Miami Book Fair International wrapped up another successful year […]

December 10, 2011

Questlove in Question 0

The Roots‘ longtime drummer Questlove found himself in hot water after his late night Michele Bachman prank, but this week he’s the subject of a 2,500 word essay in Newsweek, so things have pretty much balanced out.

December 10, 2011

The Perils of “Showrooming” 0

Emma Straub, whose Year in Reading piece ran this week, has written a great article on the perils of “showrooming.”

December 10, 2011

“на один процент” is “one percent” in Russian 0

Apropos of yesterday’s round-up of Russian social unrest: the children of Russia’s 1%.

December 10, 2011

Worst Books 0

Reddit‘s r/books community wants to know, what’s the worst book you’ve read?

December 9, 2011

Best Photos of 2011 0

Reuters‘ best photos of 2011 are awe-inspiring.

December 9, 2011

Back When Poets Had Drivers 0

Chilean Communists want to exhume Pablo Neruda’s body to determine his actual cause of death. The endeavor is being undertaken because Neruda’s “former driver said he received an injection which provoked a heart attack.”