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...
"The Preppie Connection," is a thrilling, "can't believe this actually happened," tale of a teenager, Toby, (played by Thomas Mann), who willingly goes to outrageously dangerous lengths to be accepted in an elite prep school circle, and to connect with Alex, (played by Lucy Fry), the girl he has wrapped his heart around. Show More Summary
How to win friends: smuggle $300k of uncut cocaine into your snooty prep school. Based on the wild story of a teen drug trafficker who rocked headlines in 1984, this [...]
Some think so. The following from Thomas Mann's Diaries 1918-1939, entry of August 5, 1934: A cynical egotism, a selfish limitation of concern to one's personal welfare and one's reasonable survival in the face of the headstrong and voluptuous madness...
Detail of Dürer's "Melancolia I." Here, at the request of Michael Cooper of the New York Times, are various materials relating to the music of Adrian Leverkühn, as imagined in Thomas Mann’s novel Doctor Faustus. When I first became ...
Thomas Mann, despite strong homosexual emotions, had six children. The two eldest, Erika and Klaus, born in 1905 and 1906… The post The Mann who knew everyone appeared first on The Spectator.
We’ve traveled a long, long way from the storied four-decade publishing association of Alfred Knopf with Thomas Mann, nostalgia for which is a fairly useless emotion in our Godzilla vs. King Kong world of death-match throwdowns against Amazon and Apple and Google and the Justice Department.
Admittedly, I haven't yet found the time (nor harnessed the will) to read Thomas Mann's WWI-era novel Der Zauberberg ("The Magic Mountain," in English), but apparently there's enough of an impact in its 1000+ pages that at least one musician felt compelled to pay titular and compositional tribute to it. Gas a.k.a.
EXCLUSIVE: Our House is based on Matt Osterman’s 2010 sci-fi pic Ghost From The Machine which was handled by XYZ Films. The company is now teaming with Davis Entertainment to update it as Our House starring Thomas Mann (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) and helmed by Anthony Scott Burns in his feature directing debut. Show More Summary
"The apolitical does not exist—everything is politics," says a character from the Thomas Mann novel "The Magic Mountain." The dictum also captures one of the main arguments wielded against teachers unions in the Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
Delta-2 is a steroid that’s featured heavily in the new documentary called The Dark Side. Charlie Sly, a Texas-based pharmacist, said Delta-2 is a steroid that’s great for strength gains. Charlie Sly, Peyton Manning, His Wife And ‘The...Show More Summary
Some truly brilliant minds attempted to adapt Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter-centered novels to the screen, including Ridley Scott, Jonathan Demme, and Michael Mann, but none quite captured, bottled, and presented the essence of the wicked words on the page quite like show runner Bryan Fuller. Loosely based on The Red Dragon, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising, […]
Mann considered Joseph and His Brothers his “pyramid,” the monument that would withstand the decades and centuries as smaller works were ground to dust. Indeed, it is enormous: sixteen years to write, 1500 pages, four volumes, and it recounts one of the central stories in all of Western civilization. Yet it is probably the least-read Continue Reading
Underrated/Overrated: In the Underrated/Overrated column in the Nov. 8 Calendar section, the writer of the 2015 film "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" was listed as Thomas Mann. The film and the novel it was based upon were written by Jesse Andrews. If you believe that we have made an error, or you...
Monterey Media has acquired North American distribution rights to indie drama Memoria starring Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, and James Franco. The film, written and directed by Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay and based on a short story...Show More Summary
Francis Wilkinson: Political scientists Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein are longtime scholars of American politics in general and the U.S. Congress in particular. They were among the first mainstream analysts, and arguably the most influential,...Show More Summary