Articles by Nick Moran

August 10, 2011

Bachmann’s Books 0

Michele Bachmann will participate in a live chat with Newsweek today, and will perhaps speak about the issue’s controversial cover. To prepare, NPR looks into which books and beliefs have shaped the presidential candidate’s views.

August 9, 2011

Islands: Remote and Suspicious 0

If you dug Judith Schalansky‘s Atlas of Remote Islands (a Millions Hall-of-Famer), you should check out cartographer Victoria Johnson‘s list of “suspicious-sounding islands.”

August 9, 2011

Kindle’s “Public Notes” 0

Amazon’s “Public Notes” feature isn’t as new as some are saying, but it might be creepier than you think. In other Kindle news, GalleyCat‘s put together a “how-to” guide to copy and pasting text selections from one device to another.

August 9, 2011

McCarthy’s Inspiration 0

Cormac McCarthy is inspired by scientists, but did you know the author inspires drone doom bands?

August 8, 2011

Kesey Documentary 0

A new documentary on Ken Kesey and his band of Pranksters “presents the LSD-loving pioneers who spawned ’60s counterculture in their own words and images.”

August 8, 2011

“He could easily get seasonal work as a shopping-mall Santa.” 0

“Mad scientist of smut” Nicholson Baker gets the New York Times treatment.

August 8, 2011

On Reviewers, and Paying Them 0

LA Review of Books editor in chief Tom Lutz has written about the future of book reviews and “a missing generation of journalists.”

August 7, 2011

Melville House’s Hybrid Books 0

Emily Witt checks out Melville House’s new Hybrid Books for The New York Observer. The publisher says they are “an innovative publishing program that gives print books the features of enhanced eBooks.”

August 7, 2011

Who doesn’t love to hit happy hour after work? 1

Christine Sismondo believes bars deserve more credit for “produc[ing] a particular type of public sphere in colonial America.” She discusses her new book America Walks Into a Bar with The Smithsonian’s Rebecca Dalzell.

August 6, 2011

The Ice Heats Up 0

You Must Go and Win author Alina Simone‘s essay “Why Do Russians Hate Ice?” has caused quite an uproar in the comments section.