Ayn Rand and Adult-Onset Adolescence

THE FOUNTAINHEAD is one of my personal all-time favorite must-read novels; it establishes Ayn Rand as a major, domineering fiction writer.  I’ve read that she wrote it on methamphetamines, and tho I have never tried them and therefore know not whereof I speak, let me say that it really shows! Reader, I said “major, domineering …

THE FOUNTAINHEAD by AYN RAND

Ok, I get it, people don’t like Ayn Rand! Most people object to her because of their politics.  I was recently totally surprised to hear someone complain about Ayn Rand’s dismissal of physically challenged people as second-class citizens in THE FOUNTAINHEAD.  When I read ANIMAL FARM as a kid, I fell in love with it.  …

How Batman is morally worthy

One cinema writer I really enjoy is FilmCritHulk, who recently challenged readers evaluate and assess their personal reasons behind their devoted affinity for Bruce Wayne (who is in actuality also the wanted sci-tech vigilante known as (the) Batman).  Hulk further questions us about the fantasy of indulgence in BATMAN. Having thought about it a great …