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2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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First Listen: Hamilton Cast Recording

NPR has a bunch of tracks up. As the accompanying article/review (which is excellent) says: Hamilton was only a matter of time. If we’re truthful, it’s late. Yup. Favorite songs that have stuck with me: “The Room Where It Happens.” … Continue reading

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Bling, Part II

Earlier this month, I wrote a post in defense of and contextualizing “bling.” Some guy had said he had a “visceral” dislike of “bling,” in regards to Straight Outta Compton on a Facebook thread and it bugged me. Bugged me … Continue reading

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“And the World Is Gonna Know Your Name. What’s Your Name, Man? Alexander Hamilton.”

This is Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda performing at the White House Spoken Word Jam in 2009. He was hard at work on his “concept hip-hop album” about a man he says “embodies hip-hop” … Alexander Hamilton. He performs the first … Continue reading

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Today’s the Day

I’ll be there. I’m curling my hair. In honor of my dead boyfriend. And the cast/crew/writers/composers of this production, not to mention Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, without whom none of this would have happened.

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Hamilton Is Everywhere

Seen in the Columbus Circle subway station last night: Heart-stopping. I can’t believe I got a clear view of the whole thing, that subway station is always so insane. Here’s one of the many many MANY posts I have written … Continue reading

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It’s All-Hamilton Talk 24/7 in NYC

… if you’ve read me for any period of time whatsoever, you know what this probably feels like, what it means. To have the name “Alexander Hamilton” heard on almost a daily basis. There are reviews, interviews with the director, … Continue reading

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Hamilton, An American Musical: Anticipation Building

I am seeing it on September 13 and I cannot wait. I fear I will faint. I’ve been watching the progression of this extraordinary show over the last year, and hearing the buzz of it shivering through the air. The … Continue reading

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The Books: The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, ‘What Is Man?’

On the essays shelf: The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain Mark Twain felt that this long essay was so potentially explosive, and so potentially upsetting to the audience that loved him, that he printed it privately in 1905, in a … Continue reading

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On This Day: December 16, 1773: “This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid, and inflexible, and it must have important Consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an Epocha in History.” – John Adams

On November 28, 1773, the Dartmouth sailed into port in Boston. It was full of tea. There had already been trouble in Philadelphia when the ship had tried to unload its cargo. A ship had been blown away from the … Continue reading

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