Articles by Nick Moran

September 20, 2011

“The truth of poetry is not the truth of history” 0

Philip Levine is the current US Poet Laureate, and that’s great, but wouldn’t we all rather live in this alternate world fashioned by The Onion?

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.”