Saturday Link Love: Cursive, Body Horror, and the Last Battle

Saturday Link Love: Cursive, Body Horror, and the Last Battle March 7, 2020

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!

Op-Ed: Kids can’t write cursive. The world won’t end, on the LA Times—“The real lessons, then, were not in how to communicate, but in how to conform to a standardized model, obey authority and follow rules.”

What Elizabeth Warren’s loss says about us, on Vox—“Donald Trump has a plan for nothing. So why did voters reject the candidate who has a plan for, well, everything?”

On body horror and growing up strange, on Welcome Collective—“We can’t get enough of stories about the fragile precariousness of our meat and skin and bone.”

How Steak Became Manly and Salads Became Feminine, on The Conversation—“Food didn’t become gendered until the late 19th century.”

Re-reading Narnia: The Last Battle, on Seven Miles of Steele Thistles—“When I was a child, of all the Narnia books The Last Battle was the one I liked least. I read it perhaps only two or three times compared with countless re-readings of the others; this was because I found it uncomfortable, disturbing.”

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