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