Articles by Nick Moran

February 9, 2017

“Dying is totally mainstream.” 0

Millions staffer Mark O’Connell immersed himself in the “transhumanist” movement for more than a year, checking in on such characters as Zoltan Istvan, the quixotic U.S. presidential candidate perhaps best-known for driving a coffin across the country. O’Connell’s book, To Be a Machine, which details dreamers like Istvan envisioning human existence liberated from the outmoded confines of the human body, publishes […]

February 7, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent 0

“There really is no average day in the life of a literary agent,” writes Mark Gottlieb in his attempt to describe an average day in the life of a literary agent.

February 6, 2017

Mr. Gay Syria 0

“We wanted to show a side of the migration crisis that is rarely portrayed, steering away from the depictions of nameless masses by certain media and politicians,” write the producers of Mr. Gay Syria, a documentary about Syrian refugees and their quest to shine a spotlight on the community of “Syrians who had to run […]

February 3, 2017

Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship 0

Submissions are open for the Oxford American‘s Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, which awards a $10,000 living stipend, housing, and an editorial apprenticeship toward a nine-month residency with the magazine. The goal is to support the writing of a debut work of creative nonfiction, and the application deadline is midnight EST, March 30, 2017.

February 3, 2017

“The chorus needs to be real to make this work.” 0

Millions staffer Edan Lepucki contributed “Chorus” to Slate‘s Trump Story Project, an ongoing series of short fiction pieces written by contemporary authors.

February 3, 2017

“Most of my hike was saying, this is a black body, and it belongs everywhere.” 0

“There is no divorcing the lack of diversity in the outdoors from a history of violence against the black body, systemic racism, and income inequality,” writes Rahawa Haile in her description of hiking the full length of the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, Haile documented her journey and the books she carried — books written […]

February 2, 2017

The Family 0

Recommended Reading (National Prayer Breakfast edition): Jeff Sharlet’s terrifying, timely The Family.

February 1, 2017

Translating Bigly 0

Pity the translators.

January 31, 2017

Global Crises, International Art 0

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich put together a reading list to help children understand the global refugee experience, and Kaveh Akbar compiled a list of poems from the seven countries — Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria — impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order. Meanwhile, Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) has been curating a Spotify playlist of music from those countries […]

January 30, 2017

Lydia Davis Reads 0

Recommended Reading: Four stories by Lydia Davis.