Articles by Nick Moran

November 28, 2011

Time Magazine Goes Soft 0

Last week, a lot of people were disappointed by Time‘s decision to “water down” the latest issue’s cover for its American audience. As a follow-up, ShortFormBlog takes a look at the publication’s history of doing this, and also their reasoning.

November 28, 2011

The Guardian’s Books of the Year 0

The Guardian‘s Books of the Year feature should get you warmed up for our forthcoming Year In Reading series. We’ve wrangled together some great names this year. You can whet your appetite with our 2010 installment.

November 23, 2011

Book & Beer 0

To kick off German Literature Month, Melville House’s marketing manager picked the best beers to drink as you read Heinrich Böll. Now Dogfish Head’s brewmaster Sam Calagione has paired beers with a few other literary classics.

November 23, 2011

Whose Sex is the Worst? 0

Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, Chris Adrian, James Frey, and Peter Nádas are all in the running for the 19th annual Bad Sex Award. The award will be presented by the UK’s Literary Review on December 6th. Last year’s prize(?) went to Rowan Somerville for his work(?) in The Shape of Her. If you’d like to […]

November 23, 2011

“Stare at us stoned like eyes determined” 0

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach De La Rocha has penned a poem dedicated to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

November 23, 2011

Revolutionary Word 0

Lewis Lapham, namesake and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, has compiled a “revolutionary reading list.”

November 23, 2011

Stanford Online Courses 0

Stanford’s next round of free online courses includes Cryptography, Human-Computer Interaction, and Game Theory.

November 21, 2011

Then Again, Most American’s Don’t 0

Do you live in one of the world’s ten most literary cities? I don’t.

November 21, 2011

UC Police Barbarity 1

This week, UC Davis students protesting a tuition increase (among other things) were mercilessly pepper sprayed by their own campus police. In response, Nathan Brown, a non-tenured associate professor of English, has spoken out and called for UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi‘s resignation. In solidarity with Brown’s demand, students silently gathered around Katehi’s office as […]

November 21, 2011

“Murakami, who is nothing if not ambitious, has created a kind of alternative world, a mirror of ours, reversed.” 0

Though coverage of Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84 has been ubiquitous this month (appearing on this site as well), it is always worthwhile to read the inimitable New York Review of Books‘ take on such things.