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Little Women for the Lean-In Generation

Eileen Jones Jacobin
With its starchy girl-power message and Meryl Streepish prestige, Little Women is bound to be a hot contender for critics’ awards, Oscars, and Golden Globes. But don’t be fooled: it’s a bad movie.

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Portside
Because of Portside, a lot of people who are determined to make their own history will have the tools to do it -- the emotional sustenance, the information, the analysis, the connections -- to meet the extraordinary situation we all confront.

The Mandalorian Doesn’t Care About Diapers

Kathryn VanArendonk Vulture
The Mandalorian is uninterested in diapers, and so Mando gets to be a very particular image of fatherhood: the guy who doesn’t have to sweat the small stuff. It’s wish fulfillment, a fantasy of parenting stripped of all detail and specificity.

Centering

Lynne Knight Pedestal
The Canadian poet Lynne Knight adds a feminist/ecological turn to Copernicus’s classical paradigm shift about the earth circling the sun.

Whose Liberalism? Critiquing The Economist

Ben Jackson Boston Review
With its elite decision-makers and opinion-formers—and over 1.5 million copies sold per week—The Economist has exerted tremendous influence on popular liberal discourse for more than a century. The book author finds its reputation undeserved.

The Uninhabitable Earth

Dook Snyder The Berkshire Edge
“It is worse, much worse, than you think," writes the author of this study. "The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn’t happening at all.”

Why His Dark Material Is the Fantasy Epic For Our Times

David Jesudason BBC
After a flop film, Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels have now been made into a BBC/HBO TV series – and its fairytale story could not be more relevant to 2019, writes David Jesudason.