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Thursday 02 June 2016
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Michael Schneider, indieWIRE

In the final act, Foster is “Maggie Roark,” a satiric take on Howard Roark from Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 10 May 2016
Monday 30 May 2016
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Paul Farrell, Heavy

A feature on [Gary] Johnson, written in September 2011 by Outside Online, details the former governor and Prusack’s early courtship. The couple met during a bike race in New Mexico in the summer of 2008. The article says that on their first date, Johnson gave Prusack a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. He told her, “If you want to understand me, read this.”

In 2012, Johnson spoke extensively to the Atlas Society about his love for Rand’s critically panned novel.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2016
Friday 20 May 2016
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Adam Lee, Patheos

John Galt is supposed to be the greatest genius in human history. He should give the impression of being ruthless and slightly dangerous by virtue of his superior intellect. But this actor plays him as mild-mannered and agreeably mellow, like the sensitive hipster guy in your yoga class.

Another odd artistic choice you can see in these clips is that all the bad guys wear suits and ties, while the capitalists dress like truckers or lumberjacks. Given Ayn Rand’s worship of wealth and power, it’s strange that they’d use class markers in this way to indicate where the audience’s sympathy should be. But this faux-common touch falters a bit when you remember that most of the good guys are millionaire executives, if not hereditary scions of multinational corporations. This is hardly a slobs-versus-snobs battle we’re talking about.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 20 May 2016
Tuesday 12 April 2016
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Sparky Sweets, Wisecrack

What’s good y’all? This week we shakin’ dem haters off with The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Howard Roarke is da only bruh in his architecture school who wanna shake things up. Errybody else just a buncha by-the-book hacks who think building design gotta rep tradition. But Roarke don’t flow with that mess- he got his own vision and don’t give a damn what they think. Brutha keep it so real that the school expels his ass STRAIGHT UP. So he head to New York and start workin’ for an architect named Henry Cameron. Even though Cameron’s rep ain’t so hot among the big dawgs anymo’, Howard think he the trillest architect in the game.
Meanwhile, Howard’s homie from school Peter Keating just got a job at up at a SWAG architecture firm workin fo’ some famous rich dude Guy Francon.

Roarke and Cameron always makin’ real dank-ass designs, but nobody really cares bout inspired work, so they gotta keep on da hustle jus’ to scrape by. Whereas dat scrub Peter is able to stack MAD grands just by smooth talkin’ peeps and designing ‘em pretty weak-ass buildings. Before you know it, dude becomes full partner- even though he accidentally merced a guy to get there! Peter feel bad… but not when bad feels THIS GOOD.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Apr 2016
Friday 08 April 2016
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The Millions

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike have “Seven Millions Questions” with Alina Simone, author of the new Madonnaland: And Other Detours into Fame and Fandom.

Discussed in this episode: Madonna, existential angst, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, libertarian cultists…

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Apr 2016
Saturday 02 April 2016
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Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News
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Ayn Rand warned years ago that the U.S. could metastasize into a dictatorship in the future. Well, if a wall is constructed south of the border (perhaps an administration will build one along the coastal lines of the U.S.), what deters a dictator from using the wall to prohibit citizens from leaving? Nothing.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Mar 2016
Friday 01 April 2016
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Griffin Hammond, Bloomberg

Bloomberg Politics’ Griffin Hammond recently hit the trail in Wisconsin. At a Bernie Sanders rally in Milwaukee, he came across a solitary protester, who just happened to be a Libertarian.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Apr 2016
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Daniel Salazar, Wichita Eagle (KS)
Capitalism   Video  

The video… shows Beitiks hitting a punching bag that his trainer says is full of Ayn Rand novels bought from Amazon. “There’s a couple different levels of free-market economics in that bad boy,” Lieb says.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Mar 2016
Sunday 27 March 2016
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Ayn Rand? Ann Rand? On Rond? Well, in any case, well-known businessman and personality Mark Cuban’s favorite book is about a misunderstood visionary who blows things up when he doesn’t get his way… because it makes him jittery and motivated.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Mar 2016
Saturday 19 March 2016
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Bob Ellis, American Clarion

Today, Dana Loesch on The Blaze interviewed Dr. Yaron Brook, CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute (video below).

Dr. Brook said that because we have failed to pass on the legacy of freedom in America, to explain to each subsequent generation what America is about and stands for, there is nothing left in pop culture of America’s rebellion against tyranny except anger.

“As a consequence, the American people, all that’s left is hatred of the Left–not a bad thing, but you need to understand why you hate. And what you’re seeing with Donald Trump is hatred for the sake of hatred, not with any positive agenda, not with ideas, not with values, not with something you can really stand by,” said Brook.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
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Laurianne de Casanove, Ciné Chronicle

…Gary Cooper dans The Fountainhead de King Vidor (1949) Zack Snyder La nouvelle a de quoi étonner. Zack Snyder, réalisateur habitué des super héros et des DC comics (MAN OF STEEL…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Mar 2016
Friday 18 March 2016
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J.E. Reich, Tech Times

Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has only a week to go before it hits theaters, but that hasn’t stopped the director from discussing possible future projects. From what we know so far, it might be the first George Washington biopic ever made — or it might be an adaptation of author Ayn Rand’s first successful novel, The Fountainhead.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016