Articles by Nick Moran

September 2, 2011

New Directions Fall Releases 0

Eight Fall releases are highlighted by New Directions.

September 2, 2011

An “Illegal Library” 3

Banned Books Week is a few weeks away, but this youngster is taking matters into her own hands.

September 1, 2011

Winesburg, Ohio Online 2

The University of Virginia Library (last mentioned for its William Faulkner recordings) has made the text of Sherwood Anderson‘s Winesburg, Ohio available online in its entirety.

September 1, 2011

Books, Charity, and Africa 0

The Hipster Book Club is doing a literary-themed charity drive for the famine in the Horn of Africa.

September 1, 2011

The Church of Scientology vs. The New Yorker 2

Last February, everyone was talking about Lawrence Wright‘s epic New Yorker profile of Paul Haggis and The Church of Scientology. But now, as The New York Times reports, the Church has released Freedom, a 51-page retaliatory glossy with DVD accompaniment.

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 […]