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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

4 weeks 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

2 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?

2 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.

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

3 months agoHumor / odd :

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

5 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

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