Articles by Nick Moran

October 21, 2013

I Can Haz Russian Masters 0

In her “Classic Russian Writers: For Teh Internets” column at McSweeney’s, KA Semënova “updates classics of Russian literature with modern technologies to see if the insights of those writers hold up today.” Her first two pieces explore Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog” and Vsevolod M. Garshin’s “The Signal.”

October 21, 2013

Sun Ra’s True Birthday 0

Seth Colter Walls shares some Sun Ra tracks while commenting on the conclusion of his Arkestra’s tour in Lincoln Center. As always, any piece about the musician is enriched with a reading of Jake Adam York’s poem, “At Sun Ra’s Grave.”

October 21, 2013

Gwendolyn Brooks’s Archives Headed to Urbana-Champaign 0

The literary archives of Gwendolyn Brooks – the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize – are headed to the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The haul amounts to more than “150 boxes stuffed with manuscripts, drafts, revisions, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, homemade chapbooks in which Brooks neatly handwrote her earliest (unpublished) poems, […]

October 21, 2013

New Asymptote Featuring Péter Nádas and Anne Carson 0

Recommended Reading: The latest issue of Asymptote, which features work from Péter Nádas and an interview with Anne Carson. (Bonus: Carson has a poem up on The New Republic’s website.)

October 21, 2013

“His parents were like, ‘Robert!’ / His friends were like, ‘Bob?'” 0

Kick off your Monday morning with this Aaron Belz poem honoring Evel Knievel, you daredevil, you.

October 20, 2013

To the Boys of the Street 0

University of Alabama graduate student Amanda Moore has written a powerful “Open Letter to the Boys of the Street” in which she addresses the troubling and all-too-apparent issue of street harassment. Meanwhile, photographer Hannah Price shares striking images of the Philadelphia men who’ve catcalled her.

October 20, 2013

One Translation To Rule Them All 0

“Despite a glut of English translations (well over a hundred, by my count),” writes Dante scholar Robert Pogue Harrison, “New versions of the entire [Divine Comedy] poem or individual canticles continue to appear in rapid succession—six in the last decade alone.” Over at the New York Review of Books, he investigates three of the latest: […]

October 20, 2013

There’s No Escaping Your Textbooks Now 0

A new service available to Australian students might cut down on the line lengths at university bookstores. Then again, it might also usher in an age of self-aware, Skynet-esque airborne Terminators. Presenting: drones specializing in textbook delivery.

October 20, 2013

“I see how we are all the same” 0

Recommended Reading: An excerpt from White Girls by Hilton Als, which will be published this November.

October 19, 2013

Lowcountry Living 0

Recommended Viewing: John Lusk Hathaway’s “One Foot in Eden or The Battle of Sol Legare” photography series, which features images of “the rich history and modern struggles” of the small Gullah community outside of Charleston, South Carolina.