Articles by Nick Moran

August 30, 2011

Katrina’s Anniversary 0

While East Coasters are still dealing with the wrath of Hurricane Irene, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passed yesterday. NPR has a timely interview with host Michel Martin, musician Irvin Mayfield and Keith Spera, author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans. Likewise, Rivka Galchen‘s 2009 Harper’s essay “Disaster Aversion” bears […]

August 30, 2011

Old Writers, New Media 5

Which convergence between classic author and modern technology is more off-putting: the University of Virginia’s William Faulkner recordings, or this YouTube video of Leo Tolstoy sawing wood?

August 30, 2011

The Art of Fielding 0

Vanity Fair shares an excerpt from n+1 co-editor Chad Harbach‘s debut novel The Art of Fielding. The book appeared on our Great Second-Half of 2011 Book Preview, and it is presently available with each new subscription of n+1.

August 29, 2011

Paperback Swap 2

Paperback Swap lets you can swap your books with other community members.

August 29, 2011

4chan in Literature 1

Cole Stryker‘s Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan’s Army Conquered the Web looks into one of the internet’s most infamous image boards. Housing Works Bookstore will be hosting a party in September to celebrate its launch. To tide you over, you can check out the author’s interview at Betabeat.

August 27, 2011

An Ashtray Instead of a Computer 0

FSG’s outstanding Work in Progress series drops in on the offices of Lapham’s Quarterly founder Lewis Lapham.

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.”