Phallic-Symbol City! Taking Back Streets Of Ayn Rand’s Manhattan
The formula still works: ‘Metaphysics, morality,
politics and sex.’
Not so long ago, Ayn Rand was a visible New York presence. When I first moved to the city in the 1970′s, the Russian-born author of best-selling anticommunist novels-including The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged -still Read More
A fortune must have been sunk into this place, which used to be a model hangout called Flowers. But as models go, they went. Now the first floor has been turned into a dark, sexy, Asian-style lounge, very Suzie Wong with sofas, poufs, red lights and pretty hostesses in orange silk cheongsams. A bright Read More
The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites , by Adam Phillips. Pantheon Books, 192 pages, $21.
If Freud had written a book called The Beast in the Nursery , the beast would no doubt have been sex. Adam Phillips’ beast in the nursery is language or, to put it more broadly, Read More