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The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more beautiful.  20 more words

Classic Cinema

Which author has most influenced you?

I came across that question on a literary agency submission form.  Of course I had to stop and think about it.  I’ve been influenced by so many authors, for different reasons.   271 more words


[BOOKS] Ayn Rand’s Early Novel ‘Ideal’ To Be Published After 80 Years

Jennifer Maloney writes: Ayn Rand fans, here’s something to whet your appetites: New American Libraryhas released the cover image for “Ideal,” the first Ayn Rand novel to be published in more than 50 years. 283 more words


Kdo je John Galt?

Last month, I was in Prague. On the tram, heading back to the hotel, I saw an advertisement on a the backrest of a bench that read, “Kdo je John Galt?” Whether you read Czech or not, anyone who has read… 893 more words


Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse

As expected, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, is an amazing novel. For a number of reasons , though, it was not as amazing as… 290 more words

The Daily Servant of Power

Today’s servant of power is:

Ayn Rand

One doesn’t even have to read Ayn Rand’s work – only get a synopsis of what it’s about – to know it doesn’t make any sense. 145 more words

Political Science

As in the Sky — Interview from 2005

Ian MacKaye – a man who made an major impact at a very young age and keeps up the good work to this very day, inadvertently providing a guiding light for generations of idealists and iconoclasts – needs no introduction in a forum such as this. 9,638 more words

Documenting D.C. Punk