Weekend Edition: 12-1

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Happiness Policy (“Should happiness data decide policy … and could a drug like Brave New World’s soma or an app that stimulates the brain’s pleasure centers be the ultimate policy tool?”)

Social Commentary Headline of the Week

Blog Headlines of the Week

Blog Line of the Week

  • Joseph Anton is showing up on a few Best-Of lists, but those are obviously written by people who only read ten books this year and so had to include them all.”

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

  • “The Catholic Church has established an exorcist hotline in Milan, its biggest diocese, to cope with demand.”
  • Nineteen science fiction movies that could change your life

Inside us is something that has no name, that something is what we are.

José Saramago, Blindness

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