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Medieval Nun Faked Death To Escape Convent: Today In Books

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Medieval Historians Unearth Amazing Story

An Archbishop of York’s register from 1304 to 1405 just revealed a wild story of a nun who not only faked her death, but made a body dummy for burial in order to escape the convent to pursue “the way of carnal lust.” I am totally here for this non-compliant nun–omg someone write a romance!

Anne of Green Gables Ballet

Will tour Canada and the U.S. beginning in September. So far, we know the ballet’s tour, an adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel, starts September 28th in Halifax, N.S. For further announcement of dates and places you’ll have to keep checking in here.

Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron Upsets Fans

The upcoming hour-long Disney special Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron is receiving criticism for changing the character Riri Williams’ appearance by straightening her hair and giving her a “decidedly less Afrocentric look.” For images and fans explanations of why the change is hurtful and harmful click here.