Articles by Nick Moran

December 4, 2013

Using Neuroscience To Study Art 0

Dutch researchers are using moistened electrode caps to measure the brain waves, heart rate, galvanic skin response and facial expressions on an author and fifty of his readers. They hope to find patterns “that may help illuminate links between the way art is created and enjoyed, and possibly the nature of creativity itself.”

November 27, 2013

Emily St. John Mandel on Outrider 0

Our own Emily St. John Mandel dropped by the Outrider podcast to talk about Australian literary festivals (among other things).

November 27, 2013

Exploring the 92nd Street Y’s Digital Archive 0

Audio for over 10,000 events – including concerts, poetry readings, and public interviews – is being made available on the 92nd Street Y’s new digital archive. Among the treasures in the trove are readings by Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, and Susan Sontag. (Thanks Andrew.)

November 27, 2013

But Who Hates On The Haters? 0

Jonathan Franzen’s Kraus Project should be “a match made in heaven,” writes Jacob Mikanowski, because of how it pairs together “the old hater [Karl Kraus] and the new [Franzen], the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of cultural criticism drawn together across the gulf of a century to take on all comers.” Alas, the end result […]

November 27, 2013

Catching the Muse, So to Speak 0

From Easel Orgy to Orgy in Oils, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech has rounded up dozens of sleazy paperback covers depicting artists intimately engaged in their work. (Side Note: it seems like the couple in Bride’s Dilemma is a tad overdressed.)

November 27, 2013

Red 14’s Latest Cinematic Book Trailers 0

After successfully raising funds through their Kickstarter campaign (which we’ve mentioned previously), Red 14 Films has begun releasing the first of their cinematic book trailers. First up is this video for Jason Ockert’s novel, Neighbors of Nothing. Look out for works for Monica Drake, Matt Bell, and Scott Dominic Carter in the near future as […]

November 21, 2013

Is Korean Literature About to Break Out? 0

Thanks in part to Dalkey Archive Press’s recently announced Library of Korean Literature, works from Korea are poised to reach a broad and welcoming international audience as never before. Yet the country is still “pin[ing] for its own world-famous writer,” writes Craig Fehrman. Perhaps Kim Seong-kon is just what the doctor ordered.

November 21, 2013

It’s Not TV. It’s F. Scott Fitzgerald. 0

Deadline reports that Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray has plans to adapt F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, into a series for HBO.

November 21, 2013

Charles Dickens’s Mistress 0

All six of the forthcoming films previewed by The Week’s Kerensa Cadenas look outstanding, but of particular relevance to Millions readers is The Invisible Woman. The film, which is an adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s biography of the same name, follows the life of Ellen “Nelly” Ternan (Felicity Jones), an actress who met Charles Dickens (Ralph […]

November 21, 2013

At Thep Moob Men’s Prison 0

Recommended Reading: an excerpt from Wells Tower’s short story, “The Dance Contest” which is fully available in the latest issue of McSweeney’s.