Do you have a pub­lic library card or go to a uni­ver­si­ty? Then you can watch the Oscar-​nominated doc­u­men­tary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life for free on Kanopy!

The film sweeps from Rand’s child­hood and escape from Soviet Russia through her strug­gles in Hollywood to her even­tu­al tri­umph as the best­selling author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. These books sell hun­dreds of thou­sands of copies annu­al­ly after over half a century.

Watch the trail­er for Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
Favorited 10 Questions With Tony Levin by Jon D'AuriaJon D'Auria (Bass Magazine)
The innovative icon reveals which band he'd love to fill in for, his first bass, and what he'd be doing if he wasn't a musician

Tony Levin is far and away my favorite musi­cian. Even before I picked up the bass gui­tar, I kept find­ing his name in the lin­er notes of my most-​liked albums. I’ve seen him play with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and with his broth­er Pete play­ing in their Levin Brothers jazz combo.

And of course, once I did start study­ing his bass (and Chapman Stick) lines, they were a rev­e­la­tion. Endlessly cre­ative, both dri­ving and being dri­ven by the song, only showy when the moment called for it, flu­id, some­times fierce, always the per­fect mix­ture of tech­nique and emotion.

I’m due to see Stick Men when they swing down to Houston in . Until then, here’s their lat­est EP: