Articles by Nick Moran

January 9, 2017

It’s lit 0

Recommended Reading: DIAGRAM 16.6.

January 9, 2017

“When you’re a kid, optimism is overvalued.” 0

Scaachi Koul’s childhood friend introduced her to Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events books candidly: “You’d probably like them,” she said. “They’re really depressing.” Now, in a piece for Buzzfeed, Koul explains how the works have helped her into adulthood. (Bonus: Koul’s forthcoming essay collection, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will […]

January 6, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: December 2016 0

“If you like those other Scandihoovian thriller writers,” Russo wrote, “this is your book.”

January 6, 2017

“Young at Heart” 0

A new YA series spun off from The X-Files explores Fox Mulder’s teen years, and you can read the first chapter here. You may also be forgiven for feeling like the entire premise is a bit fraught. Not only is the mental image of Spooky Mulder with acne a tad jarring, but on a more existential level, as Zan […]

January 6, 2017

Whither the Bookshops? 0

The 1.5 million people who live in the Bronx lack a general interest bookstore, classifying their borough as one of a growing number of “book deserts” across the country. To combat this trend, the National Book Foundation just launched “The Book Rich Environment Initiative.” Meanwhile, Juma’a Ali runs a popular bookshop in a UN-administered refugee camp […]

January 5, 2017

Now I know my þ, ƿ, œs 0

There used to be 32 letters in the English alphabet, but that seems quaint when you consider the fact that iPhone users have access to 1,767 unique emoji. Then again, as Gretchen McCulloch explains, emoji aren’t exactly a dire threat to the written word.

January 5, 2017

Ghosts in the Stacks 0

A voracious reader named “Chuck Finley” was such a prolific library patron that he singlehandedly increased a Florida branch’s circulation by 3.9%. But there’s a problem: he’s not real. (h/t Kirstin Butler.)

December 5, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: November 2016 0

Moonglow, is a welcome addition to this month’s list.

December 3, 2016

A Year In Reading: Nick Moran 18

Consider me your alien man-slug, obsessively slinking deeper down into the cavern of insanity, fixated only on complete submergence into all things Sunshine.

November 11, 2016

The Millions Top Ten: October 2016 0

Books, at the end of a very bad week