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Friday 17 April 2015
Peter Relic, Cleveland Scene Weekly

Sure, not every item was a winner. Faith Hill’s first set of press-on nails, Neil Peart’s high school copy of The Fountainhead, Sheryl Crow’s favorite broom handle – these I passed over quickly. But the delight of seeing the Ramones’ “Gabba Gabba Hey!” sign, the putrid dress worn by Bob Stinson on the Replacements’ Tim tour, the oversized forceps used to birth Screaming Trees twins Van and Gary Conner…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Apr 2015
shathley Q, PopMatters

[Tony Stark] is building the Mark II armor, but not in Steve Jobs/Howard Roark kind of way; he instead builds the Mark II by tinkering at an idea that’s too good to let go of. It’s the frailty of his needing Pepper, played by a…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Apr 2015
Rory Olcayto, Architects' Journal

Foster’s argument that says architects are, or should be, always at the centre of all things.

It takes the form of a darkened room, lit up with overhead projected images of great buildings (sometimes, for reasons unclear, pictured alongside a thrusting middle finger) bustling cities and the occasional urban riot, with the names of great architects - Corb, Mies, Sinan, Kahn and hundreds of others - projected over the floor, columns and visitors alike. The effect is beautiful; it has a magic carpet feel. And a powerful soundtrack, of serene music whenever great buildings are flashed up, and of a chaotic din when shanty towns and riots are displayed, makes the overall experience thrilling. The message is blunt, but very well put. Long live Howard Roark!

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2012
City A.M. (London)

…a couple of hours of Zulu battle might be less of an intellectual stretch than the club’s first showing; Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”, selected by culture secretary Sajid Javid.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Apr 2015
Thursday 16 April 2015
Stuff (NZ)

A book that inspires you… The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (it’s about sticking to your creative guns)

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Apr 2015
Martha Schwendener, New York Times

Amie Siegel, another 2013 Venice Biennale participant, made “The Architects,” on view here, for that international exhibition. Filmed in New York offices and workrooms, it aims to show how architecture, often treated as the creation of a singular Howard Roark-like genius (more recently, the globe-trotting starchitect) is actually the product of many hands, brains and eyes before large-screen computers.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Apr 2015
The Libertarian Republic

When asked what twelve things she would take if she were stranded on a desert island, [Sandra Bullock] said, “The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. The main character, Howard Roark, being safe and strong enough to be the outsider, to be the lone voice, is such a great metaphor for what, in one way, the [movie] business promotes and looks for, and in another way, doesn’t allow. When somebody breaks out and completely shatters the mold, it’s inspiring. It’s scary to set off by yourself like that.” … In an Elle 2004 magazine interview, [Rob Lowe] was asked what woman would he like to meet living or dead. The former West Wing star answered enthusiastically, “I’m almost done with Atlas Shrugged and it’s completely blowing my mind, so Ayn Rand.”

In another interview he added, “Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is a stupendous achievement and I just adore it.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Apr 2015
Monday 13 April 2015
Jennifer Dziura, POPSUGAR

…oin a Meetup on some random topic where you’ll be the new person. Maybe even pick a group that seems mostly older, or mostly male. And then show up at that Barnes & Noble cafe and make your opinions about The Fountainhead known. Did you get steamrolled and have a terrible time? Better at the Objectivist coffee klatch than at work. Pick another Meetup and keep at it until you can hold your place in any room.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Apr 2015
Sunday 12 April 2015

Escena memorable del film “El Manantial” (1949), basada en la famosa novela de Ayn Rand: el arquitecto idealista Howard Roark encuentra al antiguo socio que lo traicionó arruinándole obras, quien le espeta: “sé lo que debes pensar de mí”… Roark contesta serenamente, “pero yo no pienso en Ud.”. La crítica resume la película así: “un arquitecto visionario e intransigente lucha por mantener su integridad, a pesar de las presiones personales, profesionales y económicas para que se conforme a los estándares populares”; “un arquitecto idealista combate corruptos intereses de negocios”.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Apr 2015
Friday 10 April 2015
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Many year ago, I was helping to run a college club for Objectivists—fans of the arch-capitalist author Ayn Rand—and we had the idea of co-sponsoring a capitalism-versus-socialism debate with the Democratic Socialists. In the middle of the event, one of the debaters we brought in on our side made a direct challenge to the socialists: aren’t you in favor of force? The socialist debaters just skittered away and evaded it, finally mumbling something about how, when a policy is decided democratically, it doesn’t really matter how it is implemented. And these weren’t just cranks brought in off the street. They were professors at well-regarded universities, and one of them has gone on to some prominence.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Apr 2015
Wednesday 08 April 2015
Maya Kosoff, Business Insider

A lot of leaders in Silicon Valley have been inspired by Ayn Rand, her novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” and the libertarian beliefs espoused within these books.

One of the most prominent examples of this culture of Silicon Valley libertarianism is Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

We decided to take a look at Rand’s books — particularly “The Fountainhead” — to explain why Uber and Kalanick behave the way they do.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Apr 2015
Jennifer Wadsworth, SanJose.com

Urban design litterateur-cum-entrepreneur Thang Do managed to dovetail his chief interests in his latest project, an architecture-themed bar in San Jose’s ascendant SoFA District. Every cocktail at The Fountainhead, named for Ayn Rand’s novel about a stoic, if not insufferable, architect, pays homage to the profession.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Apr 2015