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On the Culture Front: 'Hamilton,' 'Mercury Fur,' 'Fulfillment' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Plays like Mercury Fur remind me why I love the theater above all other mediums. Philip Ridley's terrifying intermission-less piece brings us face to face with the darkest impulses of humanity without the comforting distance of the other.

Moving From Canada's Biggest Cities

Wendell Cox | Posted 10.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

People have been moving away from Canada's largest metropolitan areas (Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver) for the last decade, according to Statistics Canada 2004/5 to 2013/4 data. Canada's patterns of dispersion over the past decade mirror the metropolitan dispersion that is continuing in most high-income world nations.

Lin-Manuel Miranda: I'll Always Be A Counterweight To Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Fox News Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Latino Voices

 Playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda is building a remarkable career on Broadway by highlighting the immigrant experience in masterful and t...

I Have an Opinion on Every Song in "Hamilton"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Logan

Operetta diehards may consider it blasphemous that I parse, analyze and review the tracks of the "Hamilton" Broadway cast album individually, rather than as a whole.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

Our Children Deserve a Hamilton Approach to Education

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Jamie Lee Curtis

Hamilton is the single greatest musical ever produced. It has not only revolutionized the form, but it is the best history teacher I could ever want. It makes me want to be young again and able to see history through its eyes.

Hamilton: A Life Fit for the Stage

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

The popularity surrounding Hamilton the man and Hamilton the musical does not come at an auspicious time for one of America's heroes.

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

'Looking' Director Believes 'Fear' Prompted Gay HBO Show's Demise

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

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The Rivals: Hamilton's Surprising Rise, and the Decline of Jefferson

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

The push-pull of their competing visions still fuels our politics, but we live in Hamilton's world, not Jefferson's.

Aisle View: Smiling Man on the $10 Bill

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Alexander Hamilton was heretofore best known as the fellow etched in green on the ten-dollar bill; one of two major Founding Fathers. Now a play fills in the blanks, showing us an orphan bastard immigrant from the West Indies who became General Washington's "right-hand man."

Peter Saunders Sorts Out Confusion Over "Epigenetics"

Suzan Mazur | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

One of Peter Saunders' principal research interests is explaining the properties of complex nonlinear systems, and he's long been a critic of the Modern Synthesis.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

Ryan Grim

Anti-Slavery Hamilton Gets Pushed Off $10 Bill, While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Stays On The $20 | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

Pollitt's Law, formulated by The Nation's longtime columnist Katha Pollitt, says outsiders gain access to a field only when it loses prestige. Now tha...

Broadway Star Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hip Hop Wesleyan Commencement Address

Michael Roth | Posted 05.29.2015 | College
Michael Roth

On Memorial Day weekend, the composer/lyricist and star of In the Heights and Hamilton delivered a hip hop commencement speech at his alma mater, Wesleyan University.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Moms March This Mother's Day Weekend To Declare End To Police Killings

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices

A "Million Moms March" was held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, rallying together a large crowd of mothers whose children have been killed by police...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

"I think we're not in Kansas..." leaps to mind during the descent into Adelaide, South Australia -- having left San Francisco more than 22 hours ago...

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?

Stage Door: Hamilton, Fish in the Dark

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Ambition can be both exciting and theatrical -- a challenge Lin-Manuel Miranda has realized to great effect in the clever and electric musical Hamilton, now off-Broadway at the Public Theater.

Hard Work, Talent and Adventuresome Youth

Freddie Gershon | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

In the '50s, the big hits on the radio were the songs that came from musical theatre. That's what drove the heyday of musical theatre. That stopped long ago... until now. Hamilton is a sea change and will reach a broader audience.

The Broadway Musical Season -- Not So Dire

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Fret not for the Broadway season of new musicals, dear friends. Even if, as rumors have it, a summer (post-Tony) opening is announced for Hamilton, all is not lost for this season of Broadway musicals.

Aisle View: Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alexander The Great

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The show has been impeccably staged by Thomas Kail, Miranda's colleague from In the Heights, with choreography from that show's Andy Blankenbuehler. For theatergoers who admired but didn't love In the Heights, be advised that Hamilton is nothing like it.

Canadian Deal Destinations for Off-Season Travel

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Most of the country experiences off-season in autumn, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of lower hotel prices before the holidays hit, and check out some fantastic destinations.

New Zealand Burglar Gets More Than He Bargained For

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

A terrified New Zealand burglar handed himself in after breaking into a darkened house and bumping into a hanging corpse, waking neighbours with his b...