Articles by Nick Moran

October 9, 2011

Silly Prizes 0

In a piece with which our own Mark O’Connell probably agrees, Tim Parks explains the Nobel Prize for Literature’s inherent silliness.

October 8, 2011

Eaten Whales 0

Apropos of nothing in particular, here’s a fantastic cake inspired by Moby-Dick. Apropos of whales in general, however, is this beautiful video on the disintegration of a whale carcass inspired by “Radiolab.”

October 8, 2011

Fright Night 0

Canada’s famous Nightmares Fear Factory is setting the tone for Halloween with its hysterical Flickr stream of spooked guests.

October 8, 2011

Business v. Literature 1

Have the literati really framed the way we think about capitalism by disparaging business practices? If so, Forbes‘ Bruce Upbin is asking readers for examples of books (other than Mildred Pierce) in which business is portrayed nicely.

October 7, 2011

The Primetime Magicians 2

Jonathan Franzen and Chad Harbach aren’t the only two authors adapting their works for television. Lev Grossman is working on an hour-long Fox series based on his novel The Magicians.

October 7, 2011

The Visible Man Trailer 0

The book trailer for Chuck Klosterman‘s The Visible Man is intense.

October 7, 2011

Literary Playlists (Again) 0

A. A. Knopf and Doubleday publishers have gathered Spotify playlists by such notables as Colson Whitehead, Jennifer Egan, Erin Morgenstern, and a selection of songs and artists mentioned in Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84.

October 7, 2011

Librarians > Google 0

A pretty nifty Neil Gaiman quotation appears on the floor of the Duke University Medical Center Library.

October 7, 2011

The Steve Jobs Memory 1

As a result of Wednesday night’s tragic news, the release date of Walter Isaacson‘s forthcoming Steve Jobs has been pushed forward to October 24th. It already holds the #1 spot on Amazon.

October 5, 2011

Lewis on the Economy 0

While on the publicity tour for his latest book, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Michael Lewis stops by NPR‘s “Fresh Air” to talk Greece, the Euro, California’s “third world problems,” and the Occupy Wall Street protests. The author also gets a nice write-up in the latest New York Magazine, and his interview on […]