Ha!: Fall/Winter 2010

The Long Look Back

Editor's note

Pursuing the Science of Happiness

In the complicated quest for bliss, the search is the thing

Love Thy Neighbor (Sometimes)

A close-knit neighborhood can make us happy, but it can also add to the busy-ness of daily life

A Nation of Can-Do Optimists

A brief history of American cheerfulness

How Courtenay Got Her Funny Back

Sexy has no place in the kill-or-die world of comedy

Laughing Into the Abyss

The existential howl of Jewish American humor

Funny Is All I Got

The shocking true story of a lifelong humor abuser and the trail of thoughtless amusement left in his wake