Articles by Nick Moran

September 28, 2013

Letters from the Artist as a Young Man 0

Jonathan Raban intersperses biographical information about William Gaddis in order to give the correspondence collected in his recently published Letters greater context. There are ample details about the author’s travels in his young adulthood, his artistic frustrations over the publication of The Recognitions, and, of course, many details about the women in Gaddis’s life. “In […]

September 23, 2013

“It’s all in the dark, all feeling around” 0

Speaking to Parul Sehgal, recent Booker and National Book Award finalist Jhumpa Lahiri confesses that in order to write, she must begin from “a place where I feel—and need to feel—completely alone and anonymous.” The Lowland author elaborates that the act of writing is “such an intimate thing; I can’t do it in front of other people. […]

September 23, 2013

“Was it a vision, or a waking dream?” 1

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch performed a haunting interpretation of “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats, and the actor has also recently signed on to play Hamlet on the London stage in autumn 2014. This raises the question: is Cumberbatch the British James Franco?

September 23, 2013

The Poetic Seas 0

“China will establish a naming system for seabed areas based on the country’s oldest poetry collection, the country’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Monday.”

September 23, 2013

Speaking with Spiegelman 0

Art Spiegelman spoke with NPR’s Weekend Edition about his issues with depth perception, his work habits, his changing art interests, and how Maus came about. Bonus: Charles-Adam Foster-Simard checked out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Spiegelman exhibit last summer.

September 23, 2013

The Modern Bretteurs 0

A Russian man was shot last week over an argument about 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Perhaps this means I need to update my article about the history of the Russian duel.

September 22, 2013

Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures 0

Indie press Two Dollar Radio announced today that they’re launching Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures, a micro-budget film division. They’ll open with three new projects (announcement video here) funded by a newly-opened IndieGoGo campaign. Donors will not only be contributing to a worthwhile venture from one of America’s best small publishers, but they’ll also be […]

September 22, 2013

“Blake was all bullshit except for the bomb.” 0

Millions contributor Nick Ripatrazone – who’s recently written for us about college football and the art of the novella – has new fiction up at storySouth.

September 22, 2013

“Polyamory is the ambitious but campy attempt to love without loss” 0

If you enjoyed last week’s sneak peek at Elisa Gabbert’s forthcoming poetry collection, you’ll want to check out her collaboration with Kathleen Rooney at Nailed Magazine.

September 22, 2013

“What’s today?” 0

Recommended Reading: James Galvin’s “Bet,” which was selected as The Missouri Review’s poem of the week.