Articles by Nick Moran

August 5, 2011

Schmidle’s Challenge 0

Nicholas Schmidle‘s riveting account of Seal Team Six’s Abbottabad raid was the highlight of this week‘s New Yorker. Yet he wrote the article without interviewing any of the team members. C. Christine Fair explains how he did it.

August 5, 2011

It Is Shark Week, After All 1

Bret Easton Ellis is collaborating with Taxi Driver director Paul Schrader on a new “psychological horror” movie about sharks. Coincidentally, HTMLGiant‘s Blake Butler just revisited Ellis’ infamous novel American Psycho.

August 4, 2011

n+1 Podcast with Sam Lipsyte 0

You can stream n+1‘s podcast with Sam Lipsyte. It “chronicle[s] Lipsyte’s journey from his role as ‘Lead Screamer’ for the punk-rock band Dungbeetle to the publication of his third novel, The Ask.”

August 4, 2011

The State of Reading (in the Bath?) 0

Hannah Withers and Lauren Ross have written about today’s state of publishing for McSweeney’s. Their conclusion? Young people read more than you. According to Laura Goode, though, moms are reading more YA novels than their kids. Either way, everyone can start reading in the bathtub thanks to waterproof paperbacks.

August 4, 2011

Lost Hitchcock 0

A long lost Alfred Hitchcock film has been unearthed in New Zealand.

August 3, 2011

“The kitchen was the scariest part of all, however!” 0

Rich Tommaso has penned an illustrated look at the Fantagraphics offices circa 1995.

August 3, 2011

Students and Reading 0

If we can’t teach students to read, should we try teaching more modern books?

August 3, 2011

Mathias Svalina New Release 0

Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books co-editor Mathias Svalina‘s latest book I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur was released last month. You can read an excerpt here, or you can check out his short story “The Pregnant Couple” on Matchbook’s website.

August 2, 2011

Reading Retreats 0

“Why not plan a vacation dedicated exclusively to reading?” asks Salon‘s Laura Miller.

August 2, 2011

Better Book Reviews 0

Darryl Campbell has had enough of the clichés abundant in book reviews so he’s devised some alternatives. “If fine artists aren’t your thing,” Campbell writes, “then maybe American presidents might be a better comparison: ‘Taft-like excess,’ ‘Cleveland-esque genre-bending’ or ‘Clintonian eroticism’.”