Wednesday 12 November 2014
Emily Shire, Daily Beast

I remind Deen that his namesake died in an infamously horrible car crash, so he may want to cool it on texting and driving. He is undeterred. “You shouldn’t see cops giving out speeding tickets. That’s stepping on civil liberties. I want to see cops stopping burglaries and rapes.”

Deen speaks as if Ayn Rand (or Rand Paul) was feeding him his lines; if only The Fountainhead had a porn parody. “Big government leads to corruption,” he says. “I think it’s more important to vote in state elections and even more important to vote in local ones.”

Despite his desire to throw the government off his back, Deen isn’t exactly gung ho about Rand Paul 2016. “I won’t vote for [Rand Paul] because I don’t vote for absurd people,” he tells me.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Nov 2014
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Maureen O'Connor, New York Magazine

…the more I looked at decontextualized Dagny Taggart quotes in girl-power contexts, the more it sort of made sense: Re-shelved in the self-help section of the book store, Ayn Rand becomes the libertarian Oprah. The slogans of rational self-interest are indistinguishable from affirmations designed for women with low self-esteem: “To say ‘I love you,’ one must first be able to say the ‘I,’” reads a Pinterest-popular Fountainhead quote reminiscent of the mantra “love yourself first.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Nov 2014
Lily Bethlehem, Jewish Business News

Cuban owns a great big yacht called the “Fountainhead” which he named after the tribute to radical capitalism by Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead.” One wonders what a wonderful romantic evening would be like on that yacht. Perhaps on an anniversary. Or on Valentine’s Day. And imagine getting a lovely, personal card from yacht owner Mark Cuban quoting Ayn Rand; “To say ‘I love you,’ You first must say ‘I.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Nov 2014
Monday 10 November 2014
Cambridge News

A book I’ve read more than once is … Jane Eyre, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Saturday 08 November 2014
Calhoun Times (GA)

Of special note, “Night of January 16th” was originally performed in Rome in 1982 at the historic Floyd County Courthouse. Virginia M. McChesney directed the production and Sherry M. Childs played the role of Karen Andre. Ms. McChesney is directing this production and Childs will again be portraying Karen Andre. In an odd coincidence, Ted King portrayed “Guts” Regan in his high school senior play 50 years ago at Calhoun High School. He is playing the role for a second time in this production. And for one more coincidence, Calhoun High School teacher Michael Hillman is portraying defense attorney Stevens. His father portrayed the role of the judge in a Utica, N.Y., production of the play during the 1950s.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2014
Friday 07 November 2014
Greg Mitchell, Huffington Post

While the MGM film was being planned in late 1945 and early 1946, a second film was being developed by Hal Wallis – and Ayn Rand wrote the script.

This film was to be titled Top Secret. The Hollywood trades compared the race to make the first atomic film to the U.S. vs. Germany race to make The Bomb. At the Truman Library, I discovered a 16-page outline by Rand from January 19, 1946.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Chicago Reader

Friday, we recommend seven Old Movies to Watch Now, all of which come recommended by one of our critics and can currently be screened online. Read the review, watch the movie, feel accomplished. … The Fountainhead, King Vidor’s Ayn Rand adaptation.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Sarah Berman, The Tyee (BC)

“We thought we were going to get this really obscure political scene of people who read The Fountainhead… The irony is that by the time we finished, it had become quite mainstream.”

Some know of Emery’s Ontario roots and Ayn Rand obsession, but many haven’t given his unusual politics and persona much thought. What’s interesting about a years-long study like Citizen Marc is that each of these entry points can produce varied, unexpected audience reactions.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Thursday 06 November 2014
Jennifer Anju Grossman, Huffington Post

Like many of the men I’m attracted to, Paul was handsome, fit and sexy. During our first date we talked favorite authors – mine, Ayn Rand, he rejected on on feminist grounds.

So, instead of hooking up, I decided to hunker down for a critical re-read of Ayn Rand. Through this late-night, lovelorn lens, I formulated a radically new approach to dating that applies the principles of Ayn Rand’s libertarian philosophy to women’s most common dating challenges.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Nov 2014
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Jamestown Sun (ND)

As a sophomore in AP English, Patel wrote a paper for an international essay contest regarding Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” That essay earned Patel $50 as a semifinalist in the contest.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
David Weigel, Bloomberg

When West Virginia fell to Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Senate candidate who had never gone in with the Tea Party, I found a follower of Ayn Rand at the snack table.

“As soon as they win, the splits in the Republican Party are going to widen again,” said Ed Hudgins, the mustachioed director of advocacy at the Randian Atlas Society. “There are voters that they can’t read out to, who are all about business. I like to say that they have the values of a Howard Roark, but they don’t have the politics yet of a John Galt. They’re socially liberal, they look at the GOP, and they see Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee and say ‘I want nothing to do with that.’”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Tuesday 04 November 2014
Bob Duggan, Big Think

It’s no accident that Ayn Rand chose to make the hero of The Fountainhead an architect. Rand may take individualism too far, but that doesn’t dismiss the fact that architects literally leave their personalities on our landscape as few others can.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014