Articles by Nick Moran

September 16, 2013

Jeff Sharlet Revisits The Fellowship 0

Several years ago, Jeff Sharlet closely investigated The Fellowship – a “self-described invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful” – in order to write a book about “how fundamentalism came to be interwoven with American power.” Now, Sharlet has followed up his initial report with an article about Westmont College, a […]

September 16, 2013

You Down with OED? Yeah, You Know Me. 1

“I’ve been hailed as a hero (hipster poets love me), gotten the rock star reception (by research librarians), and been dismissed with derision, thought possibly to be deranged,” says Jon Danzinger. So what’s his job, you might ask? He’s a researcher for the Oxford English Dictionary.

September 16, 2013

“The void was me.” 0

Recommended Reading: an excerpt from Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss’s The Desert Places.

September 15, 2013

David Mitchell’s Next Novel 1

In an interview about his Russian fans, Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell shares some details about his next book project. Put simply, “It’s about an immortal being that gets reincarnated as different men and women,” Mitchell says.

September 15, 2013

Cooking with 2 Chainz 0

“Put on your Versace apron,” and “if wearing a four-finger ring, carefully place it on a side table before starting to cook.” It’s time to explore the 28-page “cookbook” included in 2 Chainz’s latest album, B.O.A.T.S. 2 #Metime.

September 15, 2013

Cheryl Strayed Discovers Her Long Lost Sister 0

NPR caught up with Wild author Cheryl Strayed to talk about a stranger who had a particularly personal connection with the writer’s book. As it turns out, she was Strayed’s half-sister. (Bonus: we interviewed Strayed for our site last year.)

September 15, 2013

Jean-Patrick Manchette Movie Adaptation on the Way 0

Idris Elba, Sean Penn and Javier Bardem have signed on to star in a film adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel, The Prone Gunman. According to Christian Blauvelt of Hollywood.com, “Elba will be playing a cloak-and-dagger agent named Dupont who tangles with Sean Penn, who also plays an agent for a clandestine operations outfit who is […]

September 15, 2013

Telegraph Alternates 0

Will Staehle designed the cover art for Michael Chabon’s latest novel, Telegraph Avenue (Millions review), and his finished project is certainly eye-catching. But what of the designs that didn’t make the final cut? Over at the Huffington Post, you can take a look at some of his other ideas.

September 14, 2013

Let’s Get Ready to Reaaaaad 1

Recommended Reading (Super Welterweight Edition): Here’s a pair of articles to prepare you for tonight’s championship bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

September 14, 2013

How Did Christopher McCandless Die? 0

Working off of some investigative work done by Ronald Hamilton – a writer who recently worked as a bookbinder at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania library – Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer may have finally determined the cause of Christopher McCandless’s death in the Alaskan wilderness.