Randex

Wednesday 04 June 2014

…to put ourselves in front of the equal time steamroller on this one. If we covered “Hard Choices,” what else might we have to worry about? “Call Me Ayn Rand: Libertarian Existentialism and the Fountainhead of American Revival” by Ayn Rand?  “Shut Up: Stuff You’re Wrong About” by Chris Christie?”  “…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Jun 2014

…publishing a list of the chemicals used to drill for natural gas using a technique known as hydraulic fracturing. I know, you have read “The Fountainhead” and are an Ayn Rand free-market capitalist opposing any…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2014
Tuesday 03 June 2014
New York Times - Evaluations

…its outlaws, its fascinating anti-heroes, its Casanovas), but it comes in much more strongly in American culture with James Bond and Hugh Hefner and Howard Roark, and then with the ‘roidal action heroes and Bruckheimer fantasias of the 1980s. If you’re seeking a full-throttle of “celebration of violence,” the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2014
Monday 02 June 2014

…2-6-2014 - 11:26 Op 15 juni vindt de Nederlandse theaterpremière van The Fountainhead plaats. Toneelgroep Amsterdam brengt de beroemde roman van Ayn Rand tijdens het Holland Festival en na de zomer op de planken. Als opmaat organiseerde de toneelgroep onlangs een ‘verkenning’ van het boek met…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2014
Sunday 01 June 2014

…publishing a list of the chemicals used to drill for natural gas using a technique known as hydraulic fracturing. I know, you have read “The Fountainhead” and are an Ayn Rand free-market capitalist opposing any “big-government regulation” because it will “destroy small business in America. Of course,…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Jun 2014
Friday 07 June 2013
Positive
MarketWatch

…Jun 03, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) – What: Six days of engaging talks, panel discussions, events and entertainment all centered on the ideas of Ayn Rand Where: The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel 909 N. Michigan…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2013
Thursday 06 June 2013
Mixed
Zoë Triska, Huffington Post

…I understand that our favorite books sometimes have nothing to do with politics. Heck, I was obsessed with Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead in high school and I really hope that that doesn’t say too much about me.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Mixed
Brian Doherty, Reason

Then Vaughn is asked if he’d consider working on a remake of a
movie based on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.
Vaughn makes a perspicacious point:

God, no. But I always thought it was interesting that the whole
point of the book is that it’s about this architect who’s on a
singular vision. And the DNA of making a movie is so different
than that.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2013
Positive
Oklahoma Daily

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list to make it easy to find the perfect novel to consume your mind from 9 to 5. “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand: Don’t let the dense text bother you. This novel is worth every one of its 694 pages. Our friends over at the School of Architecture will enjoy Rand’s first novel, which is all about high society, gender roles and, you guessed it, architecture. From the beginning of the novel, you are introduced to 20-year-old Howard Roark who is the definition of egotism. (For those of you who know Ayn Rand, you will understand that he is the protagonist and therefore represents most of Rand’s ideology). Roark goes through his adult life trying to become an architect, not because he wants money or fame or circumstance, simply because he loves seeing his buildings built. Rand will make you reconsider most of what you think about society, yourself and what you are doing with your life.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2013
Neutral
Noah Millman, The American Conservative

…Solness bears some of the signs of a Randian superman. He’s self-made, growing rich and powerful without jumping through the proper credentialing hoops (he calls himself a master builder rather than an architect because he doesn’t have the degree). His work is the pure expression of his own vision, unswayed by the demands of God or man. Indeed, he is convinced that his will gives him the magical power to conjure up his desire. And younger women are practically throwing themselves at him. So perhaps it would be instructive to play him as Howard Roark, building skyscrapers rather than steeples, towers in the park rather than bourgeois homes. It would certainly provide more punch to the relationship between Solness and his junior, Ragnar Brovik (Max Gordon Moore), whom Solness has deliberately kept down so that he can continue to reign supreme among builders. Given the ever-increasing potency of Rand’s myths in our culture, a portrait of an aging Roark might actually be instructive.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Jun 2013
Monday 03 June 2013
Positive
Yahoo Finance

…- June 03, 2013) - What:  Six days of engaging talks, panel discussions, events and entertainment all centered on the ideas of Ayn Rand Where:  The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel  909 N. Michigan Avenue  Chicago, IL 60611  When:  July 5-11, 2013…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2013
Sunday 02 June 2013
Positive
Staten Island Advance (NY)

…distracted by the pitfalls of social media and emphasized the importance of making real connections. He reinforced his message with excerpts from Ayn Rand’s novel, “The Fountainhead,” and the Book of Job. Following Mr. Ryan’s address was the farewell commencement by Valedictorian Zachary M. Deiner…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Jun 2013