Photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Fox Searchlight/David Appleby, 2017
This year, and mark the calendar it happened in the fall of 2017, the rest of the world seems to have woken up and realized that teddy bears and their friends have the power to change the world and to heal emotional wounds. For arctophiles and other ursine fanciers, this is not a news flash. We’ve all known it for eternity, but for the average layperson, this is a breaking bear bulletin. We also have to acknowledge that sometimes the building of a myth — even a soft, cuddly mohair one — has bumpy edges and sharp repercussions.