Articles by Nick Moran

September 19, 2011

College Football, Academics, and Great Journalism 0

College football season is upon us, and I’d be remiss not to highlight the recent flood of fantastic writing on my favorite televised sport. Most striking is Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch‘s Atlantic article “The Shame of College Sports.” It’s accompanied by several other takes on the issue. In regards to academia, this New York Times […]

September 19, 2011

WWII-era NYC… In Living Color 1

These color photographs of WWII-era New York City may rival those color photographs of pre-revolutionary Russia.

September 19, 2011

“Dressed to the nines, ready for the first martini” 0

Next time you wait for your date to finish getting ready, occupy yourself with a poem.

September 19, 2011

Cities 0

The Atlantic asks, “Why do cities matter?” In its own way, n+1‘s City by City series can be read as a response.

September 19, 2011

“Perfect translation … is of course impossible.” 1

Ever wonder how Google Translate works? Now you know. These two pieces (one and two) on Lydia Davis‘ translation of Madame Bovary are worth revisiting, too.

September 18, 2011

E is for Edward who mailed you some art 0

How jazzed would you be if you received mail in one of Edward Gorey‘s illustrated envelopes?

September 18, 2011

The Night Circus 0

Erin Morgenstern‘s debut novel The Night Circus gets the NPR treatment. She’s totally appreciative.

September 18, 2011

Scottish Book Sculptures 0

Someone’s been leaving book sculptures in Scottish libraries. They’re exquisite.

September 17, 2011

Roald Dahl Deals 0

Do you live in the UK? Well, if you can’t afford Roald Dahl‘s writing shed, perhaps these two £0.99 e-books of his will suffice: “Royal Jelly” and “Man from the South.”

September 17, 2011

Hugh Grant in Cloud Atlas 0

Hugh Grant is the latest actor to join the cast of the move adaptation of David Mitchell‘s Cloud Atlas.