Saturday Link Love: Aladdin, Affordable Housing, and Heartbeats

Saturday Link Love: Aladdin, Affordable Housing, and Heartbeats June 1, 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!

The fraught cultural politics of Disney’s new Aladdin remake, on Vox—“Aladdin had no known source before French writer Antoine Galland stuck it into his 18th-century translation of 1001 Nights.”‘

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing, on ProPublica—“Residents erupted in fury each time he made a scaled-back proposal, and it took the developer four years after purchasing the property to win approval to build two duplexes and five single-family homes.”

Embryos don’t have heartbeats, on the Cut—“The difference between ‘cardiac activity’ and ‘heartbeat’ may seem linguistically minimal, but Schickler and others argue otherwise.”

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