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Hi-Res Shots Head to ‘Kong: Skull Island’

We now have clean hi-res images from Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island, which features Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Thomas Mann and John Ortiz. A diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – […]

Weights from Bedford, Ohio

By Kurt Wolfheimer Thomas Mattice 134 vs. Elisio Cruz Sesma 134.5 Daywaun Roseberry 147 vs. Istvan Dernanecz 142.5 Antonio Nieves 120.5 vs. Sziveszter Ajtai 120.5 Montana Love 138.5 vs. Cordarrius Mann ? Ray Edwards 254.5 vs. Keenan Hickman 237.5 Alante … Continue reading ? The post Weights from Bedford, Ohio appeared first on Boxing News.

Germany buys Thomas Mann's former Pacific Palisades home, averting demolition

Germany has purchased the Pacific Palisades residence once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist lived for a decade after fleeing Adolf Hitler. The home, built in 1941 and designed by modernist architect J.R. Davidson, had been listed this...

Germany buys Thomas Mann's former Pacific Palisades home, averting demolition

Germany has purchased the Pacific Palisades residence once owned by Thomas Mann, averting demolition of the home where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist lived for a decade after fleeing Adolf Hitler. The home, built in 1941 and designed by modernist architect J.R. Davidson, had been listed this...

The German Government Stepped In To Save Thomas Mann’s House In Los Angeles

Wow, this is really pretty great: According to Germany’s foreign minister, the house will “be developed into a cultural center for debate over major trans-Atlantic issues, including migration, exile and integration. The house would also offer residency fellowships for artists and intellectuals.”

Germany buys US house where Thomas Mann lived

Germany has purchased the Californian property where writer Thomas Mann lived for a decade in exile from Nazi rule and hosted other cultural workers persecuted by the regime, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Mann's house is saved

Last summer I wrote about the threat of demolition hanging over the Thomas Mann house in Pacific Palisades. At the end of a frightening week, the happy news arrives today that the German government has purchased the home. Frank-Walter Steinmeier,...

Germany saves Thomas Mann’s LA house, buying it for $13.25M

The plan is to turn it into a cultural center The German government has stepped up to save the Pacific Palisades home of German author Thomas Mann from the possible threat of demolition by buying the house, which it aims to transform...Show More Summary

Germany Buys Writer Thomas Mann's Former L.A. Home For $13 Million

The legendary writer lived in exile at the Pacific Palisades home from 1942 to 1952. [ more › ]

Germany Buys Thomas Mann’s Los Angeles Home

The foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that the Nobel laureate’s home would be developed into a cultural center.

This Election is Giving ‘Redacted’ A Bad Name, so Try Thomas Mann

Eight complex stories illustrative of the author's belief that "a story must tell itself," highlighted by the high art style of the famous title novella. The post This Election is Giving ‘Redacted’ A Bad Name, so Try Thomas Mann appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Bob Dylan as Richard Wagner

The announcement that Bob Dylan will be given the Nobel Prize in Literature set off a predictable but not entirely pointless controversy. Is Dylan literature? If so, does he deserve a place next to Thomas Mann and T. S. Eliot? And, even...Show More Summary

Rooney Mara to Star in Vox Lux, a Pop Star’s Journey With a Sia Soundtrack

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I loved Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film Magnolia, in large part because of the soundtrack, which was made up entirely of songs by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. The single-artist soundtrack did so much to give the film its unique voice, and I still can't hear the song "Wise Up" without thinking about this montage. Show More Summary

Tommy Flanagan Sings Along With ‘The Ballad Of Lefty Brown’; Thomas Mann Joins ‘Lean Of Pete’

Sons Of Anarchy alum Tommy Flanagan has joined the cast of The Ballad of Lefty Brown, a period film set in 1889 after Congress declared the frontier closed. He joins Bill Pullman, Jim Caviezel, Peter Fonda and Kathy Baker in the film, written and directed by Jared Moshé. Show More Summary

Close to Home

Ann Patchett has written about gay magicians, indigenous rebels, mothers who are too old, mothers who are too young—but if you ask her, she’ll tell you all her novels are the same story. It’s The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann. A group of strangers gets trapped in a room, and … The plot might be Mann, but it’s Patchett’s life story, too. Show More Summary

Germans raise petition to save Thomas Mann’s LA villa

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A petition has been opened in Germany, appealing to Chancellor Angela Merkel to find ways and means to stop the planned demolition of the house where Mann lived in exile during and after the Second World War. It’s not quite clear how Mrs Merkel is supposed to intervene in the commercial affairs of a foreign […]

Will Thomas Mann’s House In LA Be Torn Down?

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Perhaps the juggernaut of the real-estate market is destined to roll over the Mann house as it has over many other notable places. Worse things will have happened in the world. But for anyone who loves Mann’s work, or who cherishes the story of émigré culture in Los Angeles, it would be a crushing outcome.”

The lamentation of Dr. Faustus

A Cultural Comment for the New Yorker website on the Thomas Mann house in Pacific Palisades and other émigré homes in Los Angeles. Photo: Schoenberg in his garden, from the Schoenberg Center.

Will Thomas Mann’s House Be Demolished?

When Arnold Schoenberg settled in Brentwood, California, in the mid-nineteen-thirties, he found himself living across the street from Shirley Temple. Ronald Schoenberg, one of the composer’s sons, recalls that tour buses would pass by, with a voice on a loudspeaker pointing out the child star’s home. Show More Summary

Mussolini and Mario and the Magicians

Thomas Mann’s parable “Mario and the Magicians” was inspired by Mussolini, but its content is also applicable to a certain political candidate we all know and are trying to make sense of. Pair with our piece on Trump: The Novel. The post Mussolini and Mario and the Magicians appeared first on The Millions.

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