Netflix’s new docuseries doesn’t flinch at the danger that cheerleaders regularly subject their bodies to.
Julie Beck"In the broken values system of American sports, we should all be so lucky as to be pressed toward physical agony until we’re sobbing on the floor in front of television cameras.”
when @amandamull is right, folks, she’s right
Ezra Jack Keats’s picture book is the most checked-out volume of all time at the New York Public Library. A professor of children’s literature examines why the book has connected with so many kids.
Julie Beckthe most checked-out book in 125 years of the New York Public Library is a quiet picture book about a boy playing in the snow.
what makes The Snowy Day so endlessly appealing to kids? a professor of children’s literature weighs in
Border guards repeatedly denied entry to a 7-year-old with life threatening illness. Why did they change their minds?
Julie Beck“Why are you here? You went over there, and they said they would take care of you.”
at the U.S. border, a 7-year-old girl with a life threatening illness was at the whims of an arbitrary policy this week, @JeremyRaff reports
The social changes of the past few generations have made the question of when (or whether) to include a significant other in a holiday celebration a particularly fraught one—for everyone involved.
Julie Beck.@AshleyFetters being characteristically smart on a relationship challenge born of the modern, mobile world— when do you prioritize spending the holidays with a partner over your family of origin?
A new Trump administration rule will cut food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans, also affecting many of their relatives and housemates.
Julie Becksome unemployed SNAP recipients use all of their benefit money to buy food for their children; others are caring for sick parents. when one person loses benefits, it affects whole families
“Technology nowadays allows people to have music that’s personalized to them … but it also allows people to collaborate in ways that we weren’t able to before.”
Julie Beckthe friends of this week’s friendship files have a strict, elaborate, delightful collaborative playlist, which they shared with us! the link is in the article, it’s like 92 hours long, and readers....it rules