Category Archives: Kultur

Top 10 Country Music Song Titles:

Top 10 Country Music Song Titles: 10. If I Can't be Number One in Your Life, then Number Two on You 9. If the Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me 8. I Liked You Better Before I Got to Know You So Well 7. I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better [...]
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Atlas Schrugged film?

Ayn Rand's most ambitious novel may finally be brought to the bigscreen after years of false starts. Lionsgate has picked up worldwide distribution rights to "Atlas Shrugged" from Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray"), who will produce with John Aglialoro. As for stars, book provides an ideal role for an actress in lead character Dagny Taggart, [...]
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Kultur: Hvor er heltene?

Joseph Finder i New York Times reflekterer over hvorfor det ikke lenger er helter i moderne skjønnlitteratur. (NYT.com) Farmann kommentar: Selv om Finder ikke nevner Ayn Rand eksplisitt, samstemmer hans analyse og argumenter særdeles bra med Rands kritikk av såkalte moderne kunstformer. Dette igjen samstemmer med Odd Nerdrums korstog for kitschen. Heltedyrkelse har mistet sin [...]
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2 store jubileer

Året vi nettopp er gått inn i, byr på 2 store kulturjubileer. Mozart og Ibsen henholdsvis feires og markeres. Vi har det med å markere istedenfor å feire i dette landet, men i denne sammenhengen er nok markering mere på sin plass enn feiring. Det er i mai 100 år siden Henrik Ibsens død, og [...]
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Giants in the Earth: An Unexpectedly Great Read

I recently read Ole Edvart Rølvaag’s novel Giants of the Earth. In all honesty, I didn’t expect it to be very engaging, since it’s about, well, some families of farmers making a new life on the plains of America. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it kept inviting me to pick it up [...]
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Harold Pinter: Art, Truth and Politics

This is the text of the lecture to be given by Harold Pinter when he receives the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature on Saturday. Forbidden by doctors from going to Stockholm to receive the £720,000 prize, the ailing playwright and poet has delivered his speech by video. In 1958 I wrote the following: 'There are [...]
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