Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! 

The new face of narcissism: Christine Rosen on virtual friendship.
The New Atlantis |28 min (6,961 words)

When viewers fail to connect with a movie, is it the film’s fault, or the audience’s?
IndieWire | 6 min (1,376 words)