â€¢ I should have noted that last month's article on Time and objectivity is to be continued. My apologies.
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â€¢ The following item first appeared in the newsletter of ANI: "In reply to an inquiry by an associate of ANI, the World Publishing Company stated the following: 'Miss Rand does not plan to start on a new novel for another couple of years. We have recently published a play by Miss Rand, Night of January 16, and her latest book, The Romantic Manifesto, will be available in the fall.' No further information is available."
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â€¢ Readers with children will enjoy the cartoon and comic strip work of Steve Ditko, a New York artist. Mr. Ditko produces Mr. A and The Avenging World. Mr. A is a comic strip depicting a newsreporter' who destroys criminals. Most interesting here is the philosophic frame-of-reference presented at the beginning of each strip, as well as the dialog, both of which combine to explain the underlying issues (the meaning of money, etc.) with a clarity rare in any art form today. The Avenging World, which is clearly adult fare, depicts by an engaging graphic technique philosophic principles responsible for the state of the world. Neutrality, for example, is revealed for what it is by the visual vehicle of the "neutralist," who looks exactly as one would mentally picture the shape of his soul. Copies of A.W. are available through Witzend, P.0. Box 882, Ansonia Station NYC, 10023. Ask for no. 6 and enclose $1. The address of Mr. A * s publisher can be obtained through Mr. Ditko, 276 W. 43rd St., N.Y.C. 10036.