Articles by Nick Moran

November 9, 2011

RIP Joe Frazier 0

The sports world lost a legend this week in Joe Frazier. In honor of Smokin’ Joe’s indelible mark on the sport of boxing, Byliner has gathered thirteen great stories on the sweet science. Also worth reading is George Plimpton‘s classic Sports Illustrated story on the Frazier vs. George Foreman fight in Kingston.

November 9, 2011

A Murmuration of Starlings 1

Also the name of a beautiful book of poetry by Jake Adam York, a group of starlings is known as a “murmuration.” One could make the case that the birds are America’s most literary. Each of the hundreds of millions of European starlings currently inhabiting North America is a descendant of the approximately 100 birds […]

November 9, 2011

The International Literary Film Festival 0

“The International Literary Film Festival (InLiFiFe) shows films from around the world that are about literature.” The festival will commence in Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater on Monday, November 14th, at 7:30 pm with Luca Dipierro and Michael Kimball‘s 60 Writers / 60 Places.

November 9, 2011

Soda Series 0

Tonight at 7pm in Prospect Heights’ Soda Bar: the 10th installment of the Soda Series. Short readings followed by conversation from Roberta Allen, Robin Grearson, John Haskell, and Kirsten Kaschock. The conversations will be moderated by John Dermot Woods and Greg Gerke. The Series also has a Facebook page.

November 7, 2011

Education in America 0

In The New York Review of Books, Anthony Grafton has a long piece on the issues facing the American university system. I’ve previously linked to Malcolm Harris‘ excellent n+1 piece on the “higher education bubble,” but this infographic vividly illustrates that same inflation.

November 7, 2011

Wodehouse Revival 1

P. G. Wodehouse is enjoying a popular revival thanks in part to W. W. Norton re-releasing some of his books with nice, attention-grabbing covers. Of course the British author has long had his supporters. Among them? George Orwell. Elsewhere, The Guardian compares Wodehouse’s correspondence to Ernest Hemingway‘s.

November 7, 2011

Caro Continues Johnson Saga 0

Historian Robert A. Caro, author of The Power Broker, has spent 35 years researching and writing about the life and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Last Tuesday, devoted fans were thrilled to learn that the fourth book in his LBJ saga is due out in May. It will be entitled The Passage of Power, and […]

November 7, 2011

Unread Books 1

Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, cops to a list of classic books he’s never read. Among them: Jane Eyre, Blood Meridian, and Millions Hall-of-Famer Stoner.

November 7, 2011

Chinese Publishing 0

The Guardian profiles the proliferation of Chinese self-publishing websites. Could this be the future of publishing?

November 4, 2011

German Literature Month 1

Oktoberfest may be over, but the inaugural German Literature Month is just beginning. If you’re wondering what to imbibe while you sit down with The Sorrows of Young Werther, Magic Mountain, and The Clown, Melville House’s MobyLives blog has you covered.