Thursday 30 October 2014
Gina Arnold, Southeast-Brewster Patch (NY)

Wynand learned something essential to his later success in his youth. If he ever hoped to be able to say “I do run things around here,” then he would have to bow his head for now. He must bide his time. He must wait. He learned to swallow his pride even when he had to take orders from the inept. Wynand decided to show the utmost respect for his superiors even when he did not have a feeling of deep admiration for them elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements—he was respectful even when that respect was not genuinely felt.

After years of obediently kowtowing, after decades of paying careful attention to his place, Wynand was finally able to say “I do run things around here.” The same is true for anyone.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014

Her father really wants her to connect with one of the Ivy League-bound boys at Kellerman’s, but none of them share her desire to pursue a social justice lifestyle. (To wit: when one of these jerks hands her a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Baby’s like, “Fuck you, bro.”)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Kathleen Rooney, Chicago Tribune

…contains numerous examples of this. Such books as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” read more like libertarian propaganda pamphlets than novels, and their characters come off as cartoonish. On the left and…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Karen Rene Merkle, Times-News (Erie, PA)

There’s an autographed photo of Raymond Hood, the designer of Rockefeller Center, who’s thought to be the model for architect Peter Keating in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Matt O'Brien, Washington Post - Wonkblog

Government, in other words, really can bring inequality down to less Dickensian levels if it wants to. And, according to the IMF, it might not even hurt growth, like everyone assumes it would, if it did. In fact, reducing inequality might actually help growth by giving poor kids a better chance to develop their talents.

Or you could just go watch an Ayn Rand-quoting alpaca explain it all.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Thomas Swan, FlickSided

The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are two of the most popular literary works of the 20th century and, like most popular literature, eventually Hollywood will snap it up and turn it into a film. Bigger concepts tied into Rand’s literature have presented quite a dilemma for filmmakers looking to adopt her work. The novel Atlas Shrugged was described by Rand as being about “the role of the mind in man’s existence—and, as a corollary, the demonstration of a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Oct 2014
Saturday 25 October 2014
Hamilton Carter, Chip Design Magazine

It’s like the feeling you have after a long day of manual labor. You did something; you stretched yourself; you beat the odds.

Ayn Rand memorialized this feeling in her book “The Fountainhead”. She describes Howard Roark taking the simplest building jobs during the summers he spent away from architecture school. She describes the beauty in the task. This is how I see people in our trade when we heft a large piece of a coding project and force it to our will.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Belfast Telegraph

High ideals and love on the rocks (quite literally, as our hero works in a quarry) are the order of the day in a film shamelessly “towering to new dramatic heights” in Vidor’s melodramatic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel about principled artist Howard Roark, who refuses to compromise his integrity designing antiquated architecture, preferring instead to break his back in obscurity than conform to the norm.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Friday 24 October 2014

“The thing is that every story has already been told,“ Kayden said to me. "There are only so many archetypes—everything kicks back to another previously told story.” She rattled off a few narratives she’d like to bring in, including a porn rendition of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Adapting a classic wouldn’t be simple, though…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Thursday 23 October 2014
Broadway World

…Antwerpen. His current works on stage include The Fountainhead, Na de repetitie/Persona (After the rehearsal/Persona) by Ingmar Bergman, and Antigone with Juliette Binoche. Van Hove has earned numerous honors…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
timothy, Slashdot

…may have heard from your cousin who just read The Fountainhead, the products that are the most successful are not necessarily the best, by any objective measure; rather, they’re usually the ones that had major…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Oct 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Karissa Rosenfield, Arch Daily

…I think there is a romance around design/build that is a little bit misleading. However, I also think that it is really essential. Like in “The Fountainhead“, it’s essential to have the experience of building in your education or in your practice.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014