Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Media Mastery, Crowd Control, Demagoguery” by William Kinderman William Kindermann, acclaimed pianist and Professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, reads Mann’s novella against the backdrop of contemporary American politics. In his text, he draws parallels between Mario and a famous U.S. reality TV show… Final sprint for #MutuallyMann!

“Thomas Mann: A Child at Heart” by Morten Høi Jensen “Was Thomas Mann ever young?“ In the first contribution for our last day of #MutuallyMann, Morten Høi Jensen, author and critic, explores Mann’s relationship with childhood in “Mario and the Magician” and reveals an unusually playful side of the author.