Saturday Link Love: King Cyrus, the Dangerous Orphan Annie, and the New Doctor Who

Saturday Link Love: King Cyrus, the Dangerous Orphan Annie, and the New Doctor Who January 5, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a 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!

Why Trump Reigns as King Cyrus, on New York Times—“The Christian right doesn’t like the president only for his judges. They like his style.”

To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody, on NPR—“The family had private insurance through Jim’s job, and Daniel also had Medicaid coverage because he was adopted. But neither insurance would pay for that treatment.”

American Children Faced Great Dangers in the 1930s, None Greater Than “Little Orphan Annie”, on The Smithsonian—“This imaginative power is precisely why some parents and reformers saw the radio in much the same way Ralphie’s mother saw the leg lamp: as a seductive villain, sneaking into their homes to harm the minds and corrupt the morals of their children.”

Doctor Who’s latest season is the show at its most revolutionary—and its most traditional, on AV/TV Club—“From the moment Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the 13th Doctor in July 2017, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall began building a Doctor Who unlike any before it.”

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America, on HuffPost—“We got a new regional manager after that. He called me “young lady.” I told him not to. My old vet buddy said he’d called me an entitled dyke after I left the room.”

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