Posts Tagged: Hamilton
I don’t consider myself a political person. To me, there are no “wrong” political beliefs. I believe that democracy means respecting everyone’s right to her opinion. And if I were forced to declare my own political views, I would have to reluctantly admit that, out of cynicism and self-interest, I find myself increasingly leaning towards the right....more
I saw half of Hamilton. I walked… It’s history lite, and musical lite, and it’s just … It’s horrible. [laughs] Maybe I should be more open-minded. I just hate it.
David Graham interviewed Laurie Anderson about her recent shows and the current state of American politics....more
Although the record is being put out by Atlantic, and therefore isn’t a mixtape per se, the compilation of remixes, covers, and songs inspired by the Hamilton musical is amassing quite the list of featured artists: as Entertainment Weekly reports, participants include Sia, Usher, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, and Queen Latifah....more
Lauretta Charlton delves into Hamilton: The Revolution, the book based off of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular Broadway musical, Hamilton. Theater critic and author of the book, Jeremy McCarter, discusses the unique characteristics of the book:
We knew from the beginning that the book ought to evoke Hamilton’s era, and one of the really distinctive things about books back then is the crazy-long, all-inclusive titles, which, it turns out, are stylistically really interesting, but also really helpful because these chapters do include lots of different kinds of stuff.
This week in New York The Future of Criticism with Lorin Stein and Maud Newton, John D’Agata and Thalia Field discuss the lyric essay, Alice Walker on activism, Salman Rushdie and Lee Bollinger discuss free speech in a globalized world, Mikael Kennedy shows his Polaroids at the Chelsea Hotel and Congress for Curious People symposium is held at Coney Island....more