Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.
Betsy DeVos and the Plan to Break Public Schools, on the New Yorker—“After DeVos’s nomination, the editorial-page editor of the Free Press, Stephen Henderson—whose own children attend a high-performing charter school—wrote a searing indictment of Detroit’s experiment.”
How Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Is Just Like Little Women, on Bustle—“In its style and effect, the opening of the Gilmore Girls revival is remarkably reminiscent of a montage from the 1994 Winona Ryder–led Little Women adaptation.”
Why Obamacare Enrollees Voted for Trump, on Vox—“I kept hearing the same theory over and over again: Kentuckians just did not understand that what they signed up for was part of Obamacare.”
Ron & Hermione’s Relationship In ‘Harry Potter’ Wasn’t Just Disappointing, But Dangerous, on Bustle—“Even in my 11-year-old brain, before I had any concept of romantic relationships, I could not see Ron Weasley in a healthy relationship with someone, least of all the heroine I so deeply identified with all through my adolescence.”
My President Was Black, by Ta-Nehisi Coates—“Barack Obama’s victories in 2008 and 2012 were dismissed by some of his critics as merely symbolic for African Americans. But there is nothing “mere” about symbols.”
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