Articles by Nick Moran

December 8, 2011

Not Literary, But Awesome 0

Russian scientists claim they’ll be able to clone a mammoth “within 5 years.”

December 8, 2011

TimeScapes 0

Even if Tom Lowe’s forthcoming debut film TimeScapes consists solely of this production footage on loop, it’ll still be jaw-droppingly beautiful.

December 7, 2011

Life and Fate and Life and Fate 1

Stephen Dodson wasn’t the only one inspired to write about Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate this month. Over at The New Republic, Adam Kirsch calls Grossman’s masterpiece one of the world’s “very greatest Holocaust novels.”

December 7, 2011

Another Reason to Subscribe to The Millions 0

With the US Postal Service facing massive cuts to its budget, Saturday delivery may soon become a thing of the past. Print publications are bracing themselves for this possibility.

December 7, 2011

Financing Cloud Atlas 0

The multinational production of the (Millions favorite) Cloud Atlas movie, “in all its glorious confusion, also serves as a guidepost to the future of the film business.”

December 7, 2011

Goodreads Choice Awards 0

The results of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards are in, and a debut novelist took home Favorite Book of 2011 honors. Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, thanks her fans in this video. Other notable winners include Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which won the Best Fiction and Best Humor categories, respectively. (They were […]

December 7, 2011

Full Stop Goes Partisan 0

Here’s a year-end series with some sharp teeth. In the spirit of The Partisan Review‘s provocative questionnaire from 1939, Full Stop is asking dozens of writers “specifically political questions”. The series began yesterday with Marilynne Robinson.

December 7, 2011

Lev Grossman on Aspiring Writers 0

Lev Grossman offers some words of encouragement for aspiring writers: “because it turns out that talent, whatever that is, and that glowy aura, are only part of the picture.”

December 5, 2011

“How should intellectuals write about acts of immense depravity?” 0

This is a fantastic piece on W. H. Auden, “The Murder of Lidice”, and the importance of the ideological and political contexts of war. Joanna Bourke writes, “the flood of poems [after the Lidice massacre] actually served to draw attention away from the people of Lidice and towards the swollen sensibilities of the poets and […]

December 5, 2011

“I have a lot of feelings about the meeting.” 0

I highly recommend reading Jennifer Gilmore’s emotional essay on meeting “the birth mother.”