Articles by Nick Moran

December 12, 2011

Greil Marcus on The Doors, Pauline Kael, and James Wolcott 0

In an interview for The Atlantic, Greil Marcus talks about his new book The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years. Later on, however, he tosses off his gloves to dismiss the bits about Pauline Kael in James Wolcott’s memoir Lucking Out. “I’m not really interested in what Jim has to say about […]

December 12, 2011

Luis de Góngora Rediscovered 0

The New York Times‘ David Orr “rediscovers” the poetry of The Solitudes author Luis de Góngora. Góngora, Orr explains, is “one of the most significant figures in Spanish early modern literature.”

December 12, 2011

Page Views 0

Sometime Millions contributor and New York Daily News editorial staffer Alexander Nazaryan has kicked off the Daily News‘ new literary blog, Page Views. Nazaryan says, “you may not think of the tabloid as a particularly literary format, but we are going to challenge your assumptions of what constitutes literary/cultural reporting in this town.” His first […]

December 11, 2011

Occupy a Classroom 0

NYU students can take a 4-credit undergraduate course on Occupy Wall Street and America’s debt issues this spring. According to the university’s website, this year’s tuition costs start at $19,672.

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.”