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Channeling Ayn Rand: Jennifer Grossman, Feminist Libertarian Takes Helm of the Atlas Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

For the past 20 years, I have had the great pleasure of working with Jennifer Grossman. A feminist and a libertarian, Jennifer's work ethic and integrity have impressed me endlessly.

Trump v. Sanders For the Heavyweight Title

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Francis Levy

Wouldn't it be great if the 2016 election ended up pitting Donald Trump against Bernie Sanders? To begin with these two candidates who were deemed une...

4 Critical Life Lessons From 4 Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Meira Bienstock

Life is a chaotic carousel constantly spinning and it's our job to learn how to grab ahold of the moving poles because the carousel never stops. Years are spent grieving, years are spent falling in love, years are spent working and chasing dreams, and some years are spent in such pain, you have practically fallen off the carousel.

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

Allison Underhill | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
Allison Underhill

In the future, opinions will change, people will change, and the world will change. Books, however, are a constant force. Their themes will continue to be relevant, no matter how different the world may appear in the years to come.

Paul Ryan Reacts To John Oliver's Ayn Rand Takedown

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home

On the most recent episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver asked a simple question: How is Ayn Rand still a thing? And during a HuffPost Live inte...

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

First Nighter: Chalk Farm at 59E59, Carrie Robbins One-Acts at HERE, Anthem at Lynn Redgrave

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Turns out that AJ Taudevin, who wrote Chalk Farm with Kieran Hurley, and Julia Taudevin, who appears in the 55-minute play with Thomas Dennis, are the same person. That's another way of saying that the charged feeling expressed by the mother in the one-act is shared by both author and actor and therefore movingly synergistic.

9 Ways the Right's Cradle to Grave "Randian State" Is An Assault on Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?

The Secret of Paul Ryan's Love for Ayn Rand

Spencer Critchley | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Spencer Critchley

An appreciation of good writing involves a sensitivity to things that matter a great deal in real life -- such as the nuance and complexity of human experience. These are missing from Ayn Rand's writing, and Paul Ryan has said that writing inspired his life's work.

Jason Cherkis

Paul Ryan: 'We Are Right Now Living In An Ayn Rand Novel' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, he wasn't just picking a self-p...

Why Ayn Rand Was Right

Gary Weiss | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Gary Weiss

Today, the revolution is being waged by the right. It will be successful -- unless the rest of us stop ridiculing Ayn Rand and begin taking her seriously.

Fictional Characters You Want To Sleep With | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

If you could hook up with a character from fiction, who would it be?...

Teen Angst Reads: Books That Rocked Your World At 16...But Fall Flat Now | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We all have a few: the books we read when we were young that altered everything. These were the world-changers, the reality-definers, the stories you ...

The Greenspan Hornet

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

By day, Alan Greenspan is a mild-mannered Federal Reserve chairman. But by night, he fights a never-ending battle against government regulation and oversight.

Changing Tides, Hope on the Horizon

Kate Harold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kate Harold

What happened to the tidal wave of hope that washed over our country two years ago, promising a flood of relief from an eight-year drought? Well, des...

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' Movie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The big screen production of Ayn Rand's legendary novel "Atlas Shrugged" is well under-way, and has a behind-the-scenes look. In the video,...

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.

Boundaries and Priorities: Week 8 of "Mental Muscle" Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

This is not to say it won't take an enormous amount of work to get rid of my boundaries. I feel the walls in my head buckling and my priority is to keep knocking them down.

Peterson's Deficit "Budgetball": The Fountainhead Meets Death Race 2000

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For anyone who's really concerned about government deficits, Pete Peterson's one-sided approach is incomprehensible. Unless, of course, he's acting in pure Randian self interest on behalf of himself and his peers.

The Ghost of Free Market Past

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Campion

If Jesus and Ayn Rand had ever spent any time together in a locked room, neither would be able decide which of them was God.

Ayn Rand: The Bitch Is Back

GQ | Andrew Corsello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Goddamn, the experience of being 19 years old and reading Ayn Rand! The crystal-shivering-at-the-breaking-pitch intensity of it! Not just for that 19-...

WATCH: Jon Stewart And Author Jennifer Burns On Ayn Rand Resurgence

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jennifer Burns, author of the forthcoming book Ayn Rand: Goddess of the Market, talked to Jon Stewart last night about the resurgence of Ayn Rand in p...

Autumn in New York, Cinema Style

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cathy Whitlock

Cinema has provided a glamorous, coveted and implausible world filled with trendsetting decor and wraparound terraces against a seemingly endless Manhattan skyline -- all built on a soundstage.

Who Isn't John Galt? Part 2

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

To those who posted about having to "share" their earnings with those who had "no hand in it at all": you are truly living in a fictitious reality.