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Why Im calling out Lin-Manuel Miranda for discrimination

Fiona Grinwald | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Fiona Grinwald

A couple of months back I found my way onto the Hamilton Bandwagon. So we know Lin-Miguel Manuela is a certified genius. What is it, 16 Tony nominati...

'Hamilton' Star On The Most Awkward Way He Was Ever Pressed For Tix

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts

“Hamilton.” Have you heard of it? Oh, no? Well, it’s this musical on Broadway that fuses hip-hop with the life story of Founding Father Alexande...

What Did Hamilton Drink?

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

As I sipped my Nederlander Theater Hamiltini during the intermission for Hamilton, I wondered what Alexander drank. Well, I figured the actors in thos...

Anger Over Trump Is Misdirected; To Paraphrase, It's the Stupid People, Stupid

Murray Forseter | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

I'm not angry at Trump. I'm angry at the electorate, at the stupid, self-centered, uninformed, xenophobic, even racist, ignorant, personality-driven voters willing to turn this country over to a man who, as McCullough points out, lacks any of the four key qualities President Dwight D. Eisenhower said a leader must possess: character, ability, responsibility and experience.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To All Those Fans Who Want Him To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts

It’s tempting to think of a world in which Lin-Manuel Miranda holds public office. The “Hamilton” creator is already a cultural and intellectual...

Broken American Institutions At 240. But How About A New American Republic At 250?

Tad Daley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Tad Daley

Perhaps the time has come to launch a modern 21st century conversation, ten years long, about our election procedures, our governing mechanisms, and the 18th century constitutional structures bequeathed to us by our founders.

5 Books You'll Need to Ease Your Outlander Withdrawal

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.07.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Arielle Kane | Off the Shelf Outlander's season two finale is just around the corner. Happily, the Starz hit has been renewed for seasons three an...

Thank You, Lin-Manuel Miranda: A Letter From A Grateful, Hamilton-Loving Mom

Mary Pflum Peterson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Mary Pflum Peterson

On Sunday, July 10th, the lights on Broadway won't shine quite as brightly. Not because someone's died -- but because someone by the name of Lin-Manuel Miranda will have moved on from his title role in Hamilton.

Hamilton, Torture and Freedom

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

How would our Founding Fathers react to the inflammatory rhetoric we've heard lately calling on the United States to bar people from entering the U.S. based on their religion? To close the door to refugees?

Lin-Manuel Miranda Breaks Down The Central Paradox Of Hamilton Like Only He Could

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts

There's a little bit of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr inside us all. That is some of the wisdom Lin-Manuel Miranda dished out to The Huffington Po...

Trump Confirms He's A Hamiltonian; Invokes Lincoln's Protectionist Fallacies

Tom Mullen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Is Donald Trump reading this blog? If so, he's not grasping that Trump Isn't Hitler; He's Hamilton and Reality Check: Trump's Platform is Identical to Lincoln's weren't meant to be supportive of his mercantilist economic ideas. Maybe that's on me, the writer.

What Can Hamilton Teach The Next Great Self-Starters?

David M Kirby | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
David M Kirby

At the heart of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical Hamilton is the idea that we are all running out of time. The titular character Alexander Hamil...

'Hamilton' Ticket Speculating: It's All Just Bacon Now

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

I as lifelong music and theater lover am so over with what has happened as regards the Hamilton the Musical ticket-buying schneick show.

A Founding Father On Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

In honour of Father's Day and the traditions we enjoy because of it, this writing celebrates one of our founding fathers and his influence in the worl...

10 Books That All Hamilton Fans Must Read!

Allison Pataki | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Allison Pataki

As if it wasn't already impossible to score tickets to the Broadway smash hit, something tells me that after the Tony Awards--Hamilton nabbed eleven Tonys, including Best Musical--the world will be even wilder for Hamilton, the Pulitzer-prize winning show chronicling the life of our nation's first Treasury Secretary.

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

How Broadway's 'Hamilton' Can Save the American Movie Musical

Sean Randall | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Randall

So, how is Hamilton supposed to help save the American live action musical movie industry? Well, in honesty... it probably can't save it single-handed. But it can revitalize the process. Hollywood... do not throw away your shot.

Do You Really Trust Silicon Valley? Ten Questions to Ask

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared on my column in Forbes. The Internet Is Far From What It Was Meant To Be The Internet was meant to be a force for democr...

How the Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Led to the Supreme Court Vacancy Stalemate

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

The champions of gridlock who are blocking action on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee are basing their obstruction on a canard. They know it - which must be why they are previewing their next line of attack. It's one that Alexander Hamilton warned about.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Alexander Hamilton: Father of American Banking and American Burnout

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved. But one angle of the saga of Hamilton, both on-stage and off, that has not been commented on is how it shows the value of time off. Alexander Hamilton wasn't just the subject of our country's first sex scandal. He was perhaps also our first fully documented case -- and the founding father -- of political burnout. And one of the biggest takeaways from the musical, for me, is this question: If the hard-driving Hamilton had given himself the time he needed to recharge, how much better -- and longer -- would he have been able to serve the adopted country he loved so much?

21 Struggles Only Die-Hard 'Hamilton' Fans Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

The "Hamilton" obsession is real and here to stay. If you've listened to the cast recording, you probably already know. And if you've seen the show, y...

Why We've Got The Wrong Hamilton On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is cool with there being a Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill, but she feels strongly that it shouldn't be Alex...

Are Microsoft and Apple Defending Our Constitution?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember King George III? If not, thanks to Broadway, we can stream his tunes on the sublime "Hamilton" soundtrack for a little recall. Of course that...

Who was the first woman depicted on American currency?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Harcourt Fuller, Georgia State University When the Treasury Department announced last June that a woman would grace the vignette of a newly designe...