Fyodor Dostoevsky was tied, blindfolded, and led out with several other prisoners to the Semyonov Square in Saint Petersburg, where their last rites were read. The firing squad raised their guns and took aim.
A bit about my recent illustrations of scenes from The Fountainhead.
This character contrast on an epic scale has everything it needs in abundance and more, from the technological tool used to outsmart the warring tribes, the playfulness of a romance between equals and the sight of a man facing the big country alone, prepared foremost with the use of his reasoning mind.
The head of NASA convinces the President that space exploration should be done by private industry, and the United States government declares, “The first person to land on Mars, live there a year, and return alive owns the whole Red Planet.” Welcome to the greatest race in history.
Mabanckou bestowed the Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Gerard Biard to a standing ovation 48 hours after Islamic terrorists assaulted a Texas cartoon competition.
History teacher Alexander Marriott examines facts and fiction about slave rebel Nat Turner in this exclusive interview by Scott Holleran about Nate Parker’s 2016 film, The Birth of a Nation.
The controversial film about America’s 1831 slave rebellion undercuts the nature and power of Nat Turner’s story and makes everything seem too pat.
The Autodidact a rather disgusting and horrifying caricature of a modern intellectual.
Clint Eastwood (Jersey Boys, American Sniper, Gran Torino, Invictus) made another little character masterpiece with Sully, starring Tom Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger. Review by Scott Holleran
Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead vs Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: The Ascent of Howard Roark and the Decline of Antoine Roquentin
Howard Roark is an outcome of Ayn Rand’s concept of man as a heroic being, while Antoine Roquentin is the outcome of Sartre’s concept of man as a confused and vacillating being.