Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

A review of The Melody of Faith

Guroian thinks that theology is more analogous to music than it is to architecture. The themes in this work, from creation to the resurrection, do not build upon each other like architecture, but rather are like motifs that provide a variation on a theme. To West­erners' ears these themes will sound as though written in a strange key.

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.