Friday, March 29, 2013
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Saturday, January 26, 2013
• ‘Girls,’ Season 2, Episode 1, ‘It’s About Time’: TV Recap
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Hannah goes over to Sandy’s under the pretext of wanting to borrow “The Fountainhead” and when he goes to get it (that’s a huge apartment! What does Sandy do?) she undresses and lies on his bed.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
• • • Why Ayn Rand Is So Hard For Politicians to Fully Embrace
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In 1960, Senator Barry Goldwater wrote to Ayn Rand to thank her for defending the “conservative position” he believed they shared during her famous appearance on “The Mike Wallace Interview,” adding, “I have enjoyed very few books as much in my life as I have yours, ‘Atlas Shrugged’.” [....]She wrote back to Goldwater, excoriating his calls to religious faith in the signed copy of his book, “The Conscience of a Conservative,” he had sent her. When four years later he ran for president, she sent the wife of her chief acolyte to hand-deliver an unsolicited speech she had written on the virtues of capitalism and wanted him to give at Madison Square Garden. When he gave his own speech, she washed her hands of him. Other Republicans had been guilty of “compromise, evasion, cowardice, ‘me-too-ism,” she wrote in her monthly newsletter to followers. Not Barry Goldwater. He simply had “nothing to say.”
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Videogame Developer Ken Levine Talks Bioshock Infinite and Politics
From its first release late in 2007, Bioshock has become iconic as a critical darling for gamers and first-person shooter fans as well as a curiosity for a mainstream press that often writes videogames off as childish or thoughtless pursuits. The game’s dark, atmospheric approach to story-telling can be seen as a critique both of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism and the way we play games.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
• • • Will conservatives make ‘Atlas Shrugged’ a hit?
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While advance interest in the film may be high among the film’s conservative base, reviews have been terrible. For example, Rotten Tomatoes lists more than 5,000 user ratings with a total of 86% saying they “like it,” while the critics’ average is a disastrous 7%. (Only two movies, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” and “The Roommate” rate lower.) “We expected that the critics would have a fear of embracing this film,” says [executive producer Harmon] Kaslow. “We knew that there was a substantial likelihood that they would not view the film as to whether we got the message right, but would look at it comparing it to what Hollywood would have done. I don’t think our audience is persuaded at all by those reviews.”
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, October 30, 2010
• Fable III isn’t legendary
I really wanted to like this game, which is out in stores today, but I couldn’t get myself immersed or lost in a world that offers far too many faux life choices and has a windup longer than an Ayn Rand novel.
Friday, June 25, 2010
• • • Ayn Rand’s ‘Ideal’ debuts in New York City
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Ayn Rand, author of “The Fountainhead” and inventor of the philosophy of Objectivism, was also a dramatist. “Ideal,” about an idealistic actress accused of murder, will have its New York premiere June 23, 66 years after Rand penned it. It runs through July 3 at 59E59 as part of the “Americas Off Broadway” Festival. Jenny Beth Snyder, 24, directs. Speakeasy talked to Snyder about the production.