Articles by Nick Moran

September 4, 2011

Poets by Post 0

The United States Post Office is going to debut ten postage stamps in 2012. The theme? Famous poets, of course. In anticipation, they’re encouraging people to share their favorite poems on their Facebook page.

September 4, 2011

Master Palindromist 1

Today’s long read begins like this: “In March 2010, Barry Duncan, master palindromist, was locked in an epic struggle with the alphabet.”

September 3, 2011

Hybrid Essays, DIAGRAM Essays 0

The deadline for DIAGRAM‘s essay contest is October 31, but mostly I just wanted an excuse to link to previous winner Cheyenne Nimes‘ “SECTION 404 OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER SAND SHARK, SUBTITLED ‘THIS TROUBLESOME REGULATORY CONSTRAINT’.“

September 3, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald on YouTube 0

F. Scott Fitzgerald reads from Othello (via The Missouri Review), John Keats, and John Masefield.

September 2, 2011

Literary Pets and Pet Names 0

If you read one article on literary pets and pet names today, make it this one.

September 2, 2011

New Directions Fall Releases 0

Eight Fall releases are highlighted by New Directions.

September 2, 2011

An “Illegal Library” 3

Banned Books Week is a few weeks away, but this youngster is taking matters into her own hands.

September 1, 2011

Winesburg, Ohio Online 2

The University of Virginia Library (last mentioned for its William Faulkner recordings) has made the text of Sherwood Anderson‘s Winesburg, Ohio available online in its entirety.

September 1, 2011

Books, Charity, and Africa 0

The Hipster Book Club is doing a literary-themed charity drive for the famine in the Horn of Africa.

September 1, 2011

The Church of Scientology vs. The New Yorker 2

Last February, everyone was talking about Lawrence Wright‘s epic New Yorker profile of Paul Haggis and The Church of Scientology. But now, as The New York Times reports, the Church has released Freedom, a 51-page retaliatory glossy with DVD accompaniment.