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

“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.

Thomas Mann's Pacific Palisades Home Is For Sale And It's A HUGE Deal In Germany

German scholars and intellectuals are calling on their federal government to buy the $15 million house and preserve it. [ more › ]

Thomas Mann’s old Pacific Palisades home is for sale, and it's marketed as a teardown

Almost an acre of land in a very exclusive neighborhood Via MLS The Pacific Palisades estate of Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Mann, once referred to as "the house that Death in Venice built," is for sale, and is marketed as a tear-down. Show More Summary

Thomas Mann house by midcentury great J.R. Davidson: L.A.'s next big teardown?

From the street, David Gebhard and Robert Winter noted in the second edition of their still-indispensable guide to Los Angeles architecture, “It is almost impossible to see the International Style house of the great novelist Thomas Mann. It is a pity since the Manns were so deeply involved with...

The radicalization of the US Republican Party

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Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann argue that the Republican Party has been radicalized and Trump is the result. Trumpism may have parallels in populist, nativist movements abroad, but it is also the culmination of a proud political party's...Show More Summary

The Safe Haven of False Equivalence

Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, writing for Vox: In April 2012, we created a major stir in the political world with a long piece in the Washington Post Sunday Outlook section called, “Let’s Just Say It: The Republicans Are the...Show More Summary

Trump Is the Result of a 3-Decade War on Government

Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann: “Trumpism may have parallels in populist, nativist movements abroad, but it is also the culmination of a proud political party’s steady descent into a deeply destructive and dysfunctional state.” “While that descent has been underway [...]

Ornstein and Mann Updated

Non-partisan Congressional scholars Norm Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute) and Thomas Mann (Brookings Institute) update their diagnosis of government dysfunction in The Washington Post. Fast forward to 2016. Incredibly, Republican destructiveness  is even worse than it was four years ago — and the party is paying for it with a surge of anti-establishment populism that is [...]Show More Summary

Massachusetts Man Has First Successful U.S. Penis Transplant

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

BOSTON, May 16 (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man became the first in the United States to undergo a successful penis transplant in a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month, his doctors said on Monday. Thomas Manning...Show More Summary

The corner of Schönberg and Faust

Snapshot from Zurich: the Thomas Mann Archive, out of the picture to the left, is at the corner of Doktor-Faust-Gasse and Schönberggasse. The latter presumably doesn't refer to the Schö/oenberg, who had no Zurich connections that I know of, but...

Boehner Joins Ornstein and Mann: GOP is Extreme

Ezra Klein describes former GOP House Speaker John Boehner agreeing with Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann that his party has become “an insurgent outlier in American politics” on In 2012, the congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein wrote a column for the Washington Post diagnosing what they saw to be the central problem [...]Show More Summary


They've announced that this year's Thomas Mann Prize will go to Jenny Erpenbeck (Visitation, etc.) -- though not yet at the official site, last I checked, so see, for example, the Boersenblatt report. She gets to pick it up on 17 September. The...Show More Summary

Film Review: 'The Preppie Connection'

This is Lyons Den, I'm Jeffrey Lyons looking at The Preppie Connection, based on a true story. Thomas Mann plays a scholarship student at a nearby posh Connecticut prep school, living at home, but trying to fit in with the trust fund snobs he secretly hates. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: A funeral director who lacked moral character, a hijacking and Patty Duke

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is North Carolina's anti-trans bathroom law is stinking up the state: It just keeps getting  worse: The updated edition of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein has a new title. “In...Show More Summary

It’s Even Worse Than It Was

The updated edition of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein has a new title. “In this revised edition, the authors bring their seminal book up-to-date in a political environment that is more divided than [....

The real-life drug thriller 'The Preppie Connection' never fully clicks

5 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" star Thomas Mann stays in high school for "The Preppie Connection," a ripped-from-yesterday's-headlines drug thriller with a coming-of-age twist. Writer-director Joseph Castelo aims for a tone midway between "Goodfellas" and "Less Than Zero," but while the film...

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