2,100 Books Deemed Too Scandalous: Critical Linking, November 21

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For more than a hundred years, deep in a dusty enclave of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, there sat a restricted collection—2,100 books deemed too subversive, too toxic, too scandalous for eager minds. These books, principally concerned with sex, made up the “Phi” collection, bearing the Greek “Φ” on their spines like a mark of sin. But things are different now, and these books are proudly on display at the Bodleian, in the Story of Phi: Restricted Books exhibit that opened on November 15, 2018.

My kind of exhibit.


He’s among the hundreds of young people who have found employment and second chances at More Than Words, a nonprofit that empowers youth who are homeless, in foster care, or involved in the court system.

Murray found out about the bookstore through his group home, and says initially, he wasn’t sure about it. “At first I was kind of skeptical about it because I didn’t really know what it was. Eventually I decided to come, and I was rather surprised,” Murray said. “It was my dream job because … I love books.”

More of this in the world, please.


Early next year, Super Hero fans will flash back to the ‘90s when “Captain Marvel” opens in theaters on March 8, 2019, and for a limited time, Disneyland Resort guests will have the opportunity to encounter Captain Marvel herself.

Captain Marvel will join an already-epic lineup of heroes appearing at Disney California Adventure park including Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, Spider-Man and Captain America.

Captain Marvel fans will be able to meet their hero at Disneyland in 2019!

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