Articles by Nick Moran

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.”

December 9, 2011

Russia Debriefing 0

Mikhail Gorbachev is calling for an annulment of the recent Moscow elections because he’s concerned about “falsifications and rigging.” For your part, you can join the Stateside movement to echo Mr. Gorbachev’s call. Elsewhere, the Russian Socialist Movement is equally outraged. n+1 editor Keith Gessen has also translated some of the local protests.

December 9, 2011

Utne Reader Controversy 0

The Utne Reader offices are moving from Minneapolis to Topeka, and the magazine’s not taking any current employees with it.

December 9, 2011

“I was the shadow of the waxwing slain” 0

Does the central, eponymous poem from Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire stand on its own as a literary masterwork?

December 8, 2011

Why Publishers Matter 0

A memo leaked from within Hachette Book Group can be read as a publisher’s manifesto, or an overview of why publishers and editors are still relevant. Maybe we can incorporate this into Edan’s reasons not to self-publish this year.

December 8, 2011

The Left Coast On Lefties 0

Southpaws unite! The LA Review of Books takes on left-handedness. Now, someone use this can opener for me.