Articles by Nick Moran

September 1, 2011

A Budding Fan 0

In 1964, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin wrote Marvel icon Stan Lee a fan letter.

August 31, 2011

Theft and Academic Publishing 0

In light of Aaron Swartz‘s alleged JSTOR data theft, Maria Bustillos wonders whether his actions even constitute a crime. George Monbiot goes even further, alleging that academic publishers “make Murdoch look like a socialist.”

August 31, 2011

The Cows 0

A German cow named Yvonne escaped her impending trip to a slaughterhouse and soon became a national icon. In the wake of public outcry, officials have called off the search for her. Elsewhere, Lydia Davis is probably regretting that this story broke after she published her bovine chapbook The Cows.

August 31, 2011

McSweeney’s Column Contest 0

McSweeney’s is accepting entries for their 3rd Annual Column Contest.

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.