Randex

Friday 19 December 2014
Sheila Wilensky, Arizona Jewish Post

Soon after Metz and his wife, Linda Schulman-Metz, arrived here, he jumped into the local theater scene. “I’ve directed more than 160 plays,” he told the AJP. “My first acting experience was starring in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in Chicago when I was 6. I was always a performer. As a teenager I sang in a folk group. I loved being on stage. My first professional performance was in “Night of January 16” by Ayn Rand in 1961.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Jaime Fuller, Washington Post
Neutral  

And for something completely different: Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Leigh Munsil, Politico
Neutral  

SPEED READ: … “Ayn Rand reviews children’s movies,” as imagined by Mallory Ortberg for The New Yorker

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton)
Negative  

SUCKER PUNCH (Zack Snyder; 2011) “[A] spectacular flop of fancy, mind-blowingly empty in its dream/reality-blurring plot, which is about as profound as if an eight-year-old Ayn Rand wrote Inception. The moral of this gothic fairy-tale/fantasy-quest/girl-power-action mash-up turns out to be super-American, individual godliness: “It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Mallory Ortberg, The New Yorker
Altruism   Satire   Negative   Image   Capitalism  

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. I did not finish watching this movie, finding it impossible to sympathize with the main character. —No stars.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, NS)

Andrew R. Cobb did not follow this path, first blazed by Frank Lloyd Wright and celebrated by Ayn Rand in her bestselling 1943 novel The Fountainhead. Instead, Cobb served his clients’ need for attractive, practical and livable buildings.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Peter Schwartz, Washington Post

Some people lament the secularization and commercialization of Christmas; I applaud it. I’m glad that most of us don’t spend it huddled in penance, praying for redemption and renouncing the pleasures of this Earth. Instead, at Christmas, people embrace those pleasures and rejoice in life — very much in line with the ethics of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy .

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

Rand has told us that there are three hundred people on this train, men, women and children. As should be obvious, they’re all about to die horribly, asphyxiated by toxic smoke. And since the text is concerned above all else with assigning moral responsibility for this disaster, we too can ask who’s at fault. Is it Kip Chalmers and his entourage, who demanded transportation at any cost and damn the details? Is it Dave Mitchum, who gave the fatal order while rigging the system to avoid blame?
Those would be sensible answers, but Atlas Shrugged has something much bigger in mind. Ayn Rand’s answer is that everyone on board is guilty and deserves to die.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Thursday 18 December 2014
Kyle Cupp, Patheos

Mallory Ortberg makes the world a better place with this awesomely hilarious piece in The New Yorker.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Christopher Frizzelle, The Stranger - The Slog (Seattle, WA)
Negative  

Ahahahahahahahahaha. A sample:

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Mitya Underwood, The National (Abu Dhabi)

[Q:] What is your favourite book?

[A:] The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I love all Ayn Rand books but this is my favourite. It’s very intense, it helped me explore myself when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal
Neutral  

…Mr. Hodgman, 43 years old, contains multitudes, from the self-made Deranged Millionaire he plays on “The Daily Show” to recent concert appearances as Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014