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
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
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
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
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 […]
“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