Articles by Nick Moran

August 27, 2011

More Steve Jobs 0

In 1985, Steve Jobs was interviewed for Playboy. (Note: link is safe for work)

August 26, 2011

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Joke-Off 0

Nick Helm took home the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s top humor prize for this groan-worthy joke.

August 26, 2011

Murakami Controversy 1

Haruki Murakami‘s Norwegian Wood has been dropped from one New Jersey school’s syllabus due to “some words and language that seemed to be inappropriate as far as the parents and some of the kids were concerned.” His publisher A. A. Knopf has issued a statement in response.

August 26, 2011

Hurricane Reads 1

East Coasters can prepare for Hurricane Irene by reading Hart Crane‘s “O Carib Isle” (via W.W. Norton & Co.) or William Carlos Williams‘ “The Hurricane” (via Proustitute). The Book Bench has also compiled a list of “Six Shorts to Read During a Hurricane.”

August 25, 2011

Outsourcing Tech Manufacture and the Cost of the Kindle 0

According to Steve Denning at Forbes, “the U.S. has lost or is on the verge of losing its ability to develop and manufacture a slew of high-tech products.” He says the U.S. will never be able to manufacture a Kindle on its own soil. But if the environmental cost of producing just one e-reader, as […]

August 25, 2011

“We love sentences and the people who create them.” 0

Christopher Newgent set up Vouched as a way to reinvigorate the book selling dynamic. By setting up guerrilla book stores and launching his Vouched Presents series, he’s had some success. You can keep tabs on their Twitter account to see when they’ll stop by your area.

August 25, 2011

“Time is the substance from which I am made.” 1

Yesterday was Jorge Luis Borges‘ 112th birthday, and you can celebrate belatedly by reading his Paris Review interview and his treatment in The New York Review of Books.

August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Biography Gets Unexpected PR Boon 0

Walter Isaacson‘s biography of Steve Jobs is slated for a November 21st release. As the Apple CEO announced his resignation last night, the timing of the book Steve Jobs really could not be better.

August 24, 2011

On DFW, On Blogging 10

Practically everyone read Maud Newton‘s riff on David Foster Wallace‘s influence this weekend, but Edward Champion had some issues with it.

August 24, 2011

NASA’s Science Fiction 0

Science fiction is about to get a lot more scientific. Tor and NASA will be collaborating on some book projects.