Friday digest

January 6, 2012

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New today (and yesterday) from the Century:

  • Thomas G. Long on the "Like" button: "Everyone wants my opinion these days: airlines, hotels, Amazon. How
    healthy can it be to think of life as a series of episodes to rate up or
    down?" (subscription required)

  • Richard A. Kauffman compiles a list of essential books on spiritual direction
  • Scott Gunn on photographs, and churches, with the key element missing: "The Lens at the New York Times has a fascinating collection of images entitled 'Iconic Scenes, Revisited and Reimagined.' Here are famous photos, but without the thing that made them famous."

 

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