Articles by Nick Moran

October 3, 2011

Javier Sicilia’s Movement 0

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia founded the Movement for Peace With Justice and Dignity as a means of combating the horrific slew of drug-related murders plaguing his country. As he explains in this translated letter to Mexico’s government, his cause is personally motivated.

October 3, 2011

Literary Self-Help 0

Paris Review editor Lorin Stein recommends a couple of self-help books to one reader in this week’s mail blog. “Let your self-help freak flag fly!” he writes. Such might put you in esteemed company. As Maria Bustillos pointed out in her poignant investigation for The Awl, David Foster Wallace treasured many self help books.

October 3, 2011

Google Knows You 0

Daniel Soar takes a close look at what Google is searching for in its users.

September 30, 2011

Something To Think About This Sunday 0

Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo author Mark Bowden explains the “hardest job in football” in this Atlantic article from 2009.

September 30, 2011

Simpsons Did It 0

Nearly proven: The Infinite Monkey Theorem. The theorem, popularized by “The Simpsons”, posits “that an infinite number of monkeys sitting at an infinite number of typewriters would eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare by chance.”

September 30, 2011

Bob Dylan’s Paintings 0

Bob Dylan is in a little hot water amid allegations that his “original” paintings are actually rendered from other people’s photographs.

September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, New Directions 0

Powell’s is celebrating New Directions’ 75th birthday by offering a 30% discount on select titles.

September 30, 2011

Asterix Co-Creator Retires 0

Albert Uderzo, co-creator of Asterix, announced his retirement yesterday. Since 1977, Uderzo has been the sole author of the popular French comic books, which have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. His successor has yet to be named, though Uderzo said it will be an artist “who has been following us for a long time […]

September 28, 2011

Michael Lewis Goes to the Movies (Again) 0

Michael Lewis has been tapped by Warner Brothers to adapt his first book Liar’s Poker for the big screen. This will be the third movie based on one of Lewis’ books.

September 28, 2011

Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson 0

When Terry Gilliam adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Johnny Depp portrayed protagonist Raoul Duke. It became one of his most iconic roles. Now, thirteen years later, Depp will play protagonist Paul Kemp in Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of The Rum Diary. You can check out the trailer here.