Divine Inspiration – “How Catholicism made Marshall McLuhan one of the twentieth century’s freest and finest thinkers.” A nice, short history of McLuhan’s development and thought.
The Online Looking Glass – There are quite a few articles about Representative Weiner’s behavior, but the ideas toward the end of this one are interesting. “Contemporary narcissism” is not so much about a person being self-focused, but about needing constant validation.
Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts. – Adapted from a commencement speech at Kenyon University, this piece by Jonathan Franzen is a welcome urge in the direction of painful love in an age of easy “likes.”