Sorry, Jerks: Forever 21 Pulls Ayn Rand Muscle Shirt From Online Store

Forever 21 is owned by a family of mental gymnasts who have found away to marry the "our purpose as humans is to give of ourselves to those in need in emulation of Christ" philosophy of Christianity with the "fuck you, pay me" ethos of conservatism. The fast fashion chain most recently advertised its top brass's… » 10/10/13 3:50pm 10/10/13 3:50pm

Science Proves Women Over 30 are Better than Everybody

A survey involving 60,000 volunteers from 200 countries has found that overall, women tend to be more moral creatures than men, and that morality starts to tick upward once women hit 30. So, women in your thirties and older, feel free to take a break from feeling pressured to marry and reproduce and be perfect at your… » 4/16/12 3:20pm 4/16/12 3:20pm

"A Welcomed Rape:" Sex And Ayn Rand

"He moved one hand, took her two wrists and pinned them behind her, under his arm, wrenching her shoulder blades." So goes one of Ayn Rand's sex scenes — are young objectivists learning to condone rape? » 3/10/10 4:40pm 3/10/10 4:40pm

Objectivists Talk Economics, Fail Basic Math

This week's New Yorker visits some Objectivists — followers of Ayn Rand — for their monthly lunch meeting. The subject: whether Alan Greenspan was wrong to admit that the free market might have flaws. » 4/06/09 4:30pm 4/06/09 4:30pm

Mamas, Don't Let Your Daughters Date Objectivists

When I was a senior in high school, I found out you could win $10,000 if you wrote an essay about Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead » 11/20/08 3:40pm 11/20/08 3:40pm. It sounded like a sweet deal to me — until I actually read the thing. Turned out this foundational text of objectivism was a sorry mix of bad writing, lookism, and didactic storytelling, all…