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Nuns we love: How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Article: Nuns we love: How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Just in case The Sound of Music didn’t clue you in: it turns out that nuns can be a bit cheeky. Maria Von Trapp sang out of church, ate too much, and fell in love (oh yeah: and evaded the Nazis). These days, nuns behaving badly are more likely to be waving the feminist flag, it turns out. According to a BBC article, the Vatican just released a report criticizing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious — which represents about 80% of American nuns — saying that they were “becoming feminist and politicised, promoting radical ideas and challenging bishops.” Excellent!

The waiting room is alive with the sound of music

Article: The waiting room is alive with the sound of music

While the New York-based group ImprovEverywhere has been creating seemingly spontaneous yet meticulously planned public “scenes” for years (including this musical in a mall food court and the “frozen” Grand Central Terminal), the video below from a Belgian train station is the most impressive example of this kind of thing we’ve seen from overseas. Keep…