Friendship

Books

Midlife happiness through the (narrow) lens of science

How can we live well after 40? asks Barbara Bradley Hagerty. She could have consulted the wisdom traditions.

Books

Ethics

Take & Read

At the Altar of Wall Street: The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy, by Scott W. Gustafson. Money has become a kind of god and our relationship to it a kind of worship, replete with liturgical orderings and sacramental offerings.

Film

The Social Network

Directed by David Fincher

David Fincher's The Social Net­work, with a script by the mon­arch of machine-gun banter, Aaron Sor­kin (The West Wing), is a smart, funny film that tells the story of how Facebook came into being. It's a comedy of manners about a desperately uncool Harvard undergrad who creates the most popular club in the world and declares himself president.