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Teens are mocking Lin-Manuel Miranda on TikTok.

Yeah, I know, Trump is making noise about ending TikTok, so maybe the Trump hating Broadway rapper will be saved by a man he loathes, but it's interesting that the new generation — Generation Z — has a new point of view, and, for them Lin-Manuel Miranda is not a brilliant and completely hip visionary. He's a figure of fun.New York Magazine explains:And it’s not just one meme but a variety of them: The most prevalent is the lip-biting meme, which involves mocking the endless stream of selfies Mir...
Tags: Law, Broadway, Testicles, Miranda, New York Magazine, Hamilton, Trump, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Generation Z, Ann Althouse, Tiktok

The ‘Hamilton’ Hook

Lin-Manuel Miranda wastes no time hooking the audience in his musical Hamilton. Not only do the first few beats of the opening song  “Alexander Hamilton” grab your attention, but there is no wasting time jumping into the story: How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore And a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Cameron Crowe, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Jerry Maguire, Screenwriting, Aaron BurrLeslie Odom Jr, Major Dramatic Question

Lin-Manuel Miranda Keeps Going Back to School

In New York you can be a new man (just you wait) In New York you can be a new man (just you wait) The song Alexander Hamilton written by LIn-Manuel Miranda Before I get into the first song of Hamilton, I wanted to sneak in a post about the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, going […]
Tags: New York, Musicals, Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Wesleyan University, Screenwriting, In The Heights

Finally Getting on the ‘Hamilton’ Soul Train

Before Hamilton my knowledge of Alexander Hamilton was as thin as a $10 bill.  Where was Lin-Manuel Miranda when I was struggling through American History my junior year of high school? Oh, that’s right, he wasn’t born yet. Back in 1979 I was much more interested in movies, music, playing football and baseball, and girls […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Ken Burns, Hamilton, American History, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Screenwriting

Before ‘Hamilton’ (The Successes and Failures That Paved the Way)

I am not throwin’ away my shot! I am not throwin’ away my shot! Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young scrappy and hungry Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) Singer/songwriter Paul Simon preceded Hamilton—the play, not the person. And I sure hope he knows it. I just learned over the weekend how […]
Tags: Disney, Paul Simon, Filmmaking, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Simon & Garfunkel, Ron Chernow, Derek Walcott, Screenwriting, Hamilton: An American Musical, The Capeman

The constitutionality of federal mask mandates

With COVID-19 exploding in states across the nation, the clamor for a federal mask mandate has correspondingly grown. Joe Biden promises, if elected, to make wearing a face covering in public compulsory using executive power. Nancy Pelosi has lamented that “mandat[ing] the wearing of masks across the country” is “long overdue.” (California already has imposed a requirement that everyone wear a mask.)  But whatever the merits of a national mandate, it runs head on into an insurmountable problem: ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Commerce, House, States, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump

Everything you need to know about Scott Borgerson, the tech CEO tied to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell

Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a tech company called CargoMetrics, has been tied since last year to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, who authorities arrested in early July.  A Daily Mail article in August 2019 alleged Maxwell was dating Borgerson, and was living at his house in Massachusetts, but the tech CEO denied the report to Business Insider. Borgerson's name is back in the news after prosecutors alleged in court that Maxwell is secretly married but refuses to reveal the na...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Boston, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Trends, Daily Mail, Manchester, Maxwell, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Marvin Minsky, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell

Now Stream This: ‘Hamilton’, ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’, ‘Panic Room’, ‘Certain Women’, ‘The Town’, ‘The Beach House’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Hamilton Now Streaming on Disney+ Release Date: 2020 Genre: Musical Director:  Thomas Kail Cast: Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo By now, there’s a good chance you’ve already watched Hamilton ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Gotham, Broadway, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Laura Dern, Jared Harris, Les Miserables, Kristen Stewart, Hulu

Symposium: On Trump tax returns, the latest battles may be over, but the war rages on

John Malcolm is vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation. President Donald Trump is one step closer to having to disclose his financial records. But, as Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” The fight will go on, and the ultimate issue — will Trump have to disclose and, if so, to whom — will likely not be resolved until after the November election. First, some background. During his presidential run, Trump broke with precedent and refuse...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Court, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Party, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Irs, Jones, Clinton, Trump

Original Content podcast: Yep, ‘Hamilton’ is still very good

With the release of “Hamilton” on Disney+, Jordan and Darrell finally got to watch the musical biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — albeit in recorded form, rather than live on-stage. And as we discuss on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, they were pretty delighted by what they found. Not that a Broadway hit that’s won virtually every award really needs defenders at this point — but the Disney+ version is beautifully filmed, and it’s nice to see that five years lat...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, America, Tech, United States, Anthony, Hamilton, Darrell, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, The Walt Disney Co, Disney Jordan

Symposium: It must be nice to have John Marshall on your side

Josh Blackman is a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, and the co-author of “An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know.” Two centuries after his death, Chief Justice John Marshall still presides over the Supreme Court. His larger-than-life statue greets visitors. During investiture ceremonies, new members sit in his chair. And the justices cite him whenever possible. This term was no exception: Marshall authorized the ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Virginia, US, United States, Xerox, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Madison, Hay, Richmond, Trump, Marshall, George Washington

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To The Hamilton Slavery Debate

With Hamilton reaching a much wider audience thanks to a filmed stage production premiering on Disney+ last week, debate about creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's portrayal of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries is raging again. The show presents Hamilton as an orphaned immigrant whose stubborn will and impassioned commitment to his ideals helped him infiltrate the American … More »
Tags: Music, News, Disney, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Tracy Clayton, Hamilton Slavery Debate

Justices reference ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Veep’ in Electoral College decision

By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a decision flavored with references to “Hamilton” and “Veep,” the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The ruling, in cases in Washington state and Colorado just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, as elect...
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Hamilton Effect: Disney+ App Downloads Up 72% Over the Weekend

Hamilton Effect: Disney+ App Downloads Up 72% Over the Weekend According to , Hamilton drove up downloads for the Disney+ app 72.4% percent over the weekend in the U.S. after the musical movie premiered on the service last Friday, July 3. The app was reportedly downloaded 513,323 globally, including 266,084 times in the U.S. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlo...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Broadway, Streaming, Hamilton, George Washington, George, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Leslie Odom Jr

I don't know how you read, but...

learning book guy dance from Hamilton— COLiN BURGESS (@Colinoscopy) July 5, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Books, Law, Dancing, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Ann Althouse

‘Hamilton’ Cast Celebrates Disney Plus Launch and Reveals Inside Secrets of Film

“Hamilton” fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance. Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton became an instant smash hit. Most people had to pay hundreds or thousands of […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Disney Plus

‘Hamilton': Celebs Voice Mixed Reactions, From ‘Magical’ to ‘Dangerously’ Omits ‘Realities of Slavery’

The filmed version of Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton” is drawing both praise and criticism, with some showering it with compliments of artistic “genius” and others noting the liberties taken with the total truth of the time.The July 3 debut on Disney+ of the musical, written, composed by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, is set in the late 1700s and tells the story of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, at a time when the new nation was wrought with slavery, social inequity and...
Tags: News, Entertainment, Obama, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Gay, New York Times, Broadway, Miranda, Alex, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay, Josh Gad

How to watch 'Hamilton' on Disney Plus

  A filmed version of "Hamilton," the wildly popular Broadway musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now streaming on Disney Plus. The movie adaptation, which seeks to emulate the in-person theatrical experience of "Hamilton," is arriving on Disney Plus more than a year before its intended October 2021 release date. You can purchase a Disney Plus subscription for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, or in a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month. For detailed impressions on Disney ...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Broadway, Espn, Annie, Vizio, Hulu, Dolby Vision, Hamilton, Dolby Atmos, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Steven Cohen, Samsung LG Sony

Hamilton is just the first reason to upgrade to Dolby Vision and Atmos

Chances are, whether or not you've seen "Hamilton," you know about it. Lin Manuel Miranda changed how history is taught with a hip-hop-infused musical about America's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. The show opened on Broadway five years ago and it's been quite the ticket to scoop. Broadway is dark for the rest of this year because of the pandemic. But as of Friday, you can watch "Hamilton" from the comfort of your home on Disney+.
Tags: America, Cnn, Broadway, Dolby Vision, Hamilton, Atmos, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda

The Strategic Rise Of Female Superbranders

Late last year, thousands seized YouTube as Reese Witherspoon climbed into an oversized clothing trunk sent by Witherspoon’s BFF Beyonce and climbed out wearing Queen Bey’s new Adidas X Ivy Park Collection. Posted on Instagram, the stunt for Beyonce’s new activewear brand was viewed by gazillions. This is just one of the continuing stream of launches activated by female entrepreneurs over recent months. Bottom line, it’s not enough to be (just) a music artist or actor anymore. Those gigs are ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, New York City, Spain, Netflix, New York Times, Broadway, Patagonia, Madonna, Pbs, Queen Bey, Pacific Ocean

CS Interview: Leslie Odom Jr. Explores World & Himself Through Hamilton Lens

CS Interview: Leslie Odom Jr. Explores World & Himself Through Hamilton Lens When the COVID-19 crisis reached America’s shores, Tony-award winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. had only just begun a nationwide tour in support of his album Mr., released late last year. The first album to include songs he penned himself, Odom Jr. didn’t hesitate to cancel all his remaining shows, even before his hometown of New York had itself issued a shelter-in-place order. PB = PB || {}...
Tags: New York, Movies, Disney, America, Broadway, Philadelphia, Bronx, Hamilton, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Burr, Lin, Thomas Kail, Vassar College, Aida, Aaron Burr

How to watch 'Hamilton' when it premieres on Disney Plus on July 3

  A filmed version of "Hamilton," the wildly popular Broadway musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be making its way to Disney Plus on July 3. The movie adaptation, which seeks to emulate the in-person theatrical experience of "Hamilton," is arriving on Disney Plus more than a year before its intended October 2021 release date. You can purchase a Disney Plus subscription for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, or in a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month. For detailed impres...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Broadway, Espn, Annie, Vizio, Hulu, Dolby Vision, Hamilton, Dolby Atmos, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Samsung LG Sony, Dolby Vision HDR

Hamilton vs. history: Is the award-winning musical historically accurate?

Here's what Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical gets right about the life of Alexander Hamilton and where it diverges.
Tags: Trends, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Movies & TV

Every new movie you can watch on Disney Plus — from the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' to the fantasy film 'Artemis Fowl'

bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new feature-length films alongside their favorite Disney movies.  The current lineup of original films includes titles like the Christmas comedy "Noelle," the live-action "Lady and the Tramp," and the fantasy movie "Artemis Fowl."   Other movies set to debut exclusively on Disney Plus include a film version of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." An annual Disney Plus subscription costs $69.99 while a monthly plan is $6.99 a month...
Tags: Disney, America, Trends, New York Times, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Arizona, Broadway, Santa Claus, Steve Martin, Espn, Togo, Disneynature, Pixar, Hulu, National Geographic

‘Hamilton’ Review: Filmed Version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical is Somehow Both Miraculous and Slightly Underwhelming

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop musical Hamilton is an unqualified masterpiece: a once-in-a-generation combination of brilliant writing, indelible performances, and spectacular music that became a genuine pop culture phenomenon and crossed over into the mainstream. So it feels strange to say that director Thomas Kail‘s filmed version of Hamilton, which was shot with the original cast at the height of the show’s fame in 2016 and which debuts on Disney+ this Friday, left me slightly underwhelmed. As...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Musical, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Jefferson, Don, George, Soo, Alexander Hamilton, Andy Blankenbuehler, Eliza, Burr

New ‘Hamilton’ Clip Will Leave You Incredibly “Satisfied”

We’ll never be satisfied until we see Hamilton in its entirety on Disney+ on July 3. But a new clip of one of its most beloved songs might help ease the tension a little. Disney+ has released a new Hamilton clip that shows a snippet of the iconic “Satisfied” number, performed by Renée Elise Goldsberry. Watch the new Hamilton clip below. Hamilton Clip Every great musical needs one great song about unrequited love, and Hamilton delivers in spades with “Satisfied,” one of the most popular ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Musical, Hamilton, Video Clips, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Eliza, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo

‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus: Film Review

In the quarter-millennium since “ten-dollar founding father” Alexander Hamilton took a bullet for his beliefs — if a senseless death by duel can reasonably be described in such idealistic terms — America has fought pandemics and wars, prejudice and inequality, inching slowly through the years toward a more perfect union. The year 2020 finds our […]
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Disney Debuts Special New Look at Hamilton!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney debuts special new look at Hamilton! Ahead of its highly-anticipated premiere on Disney+, the House of Mouse has debuted a special new look at the filmed production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, which is set to debut on its new streaming service this Friday! The special clip can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Disney Unveils New Clip from Opening Number of Hamilton PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone |...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Disney, America, Broadway, Warner Bros, Hamilton, George Washington, George, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ron Chernow, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff

How the ‘Hamilton’ Movie Gives Disney+ Viewers a “Snapshot” of the Show at Its Height

The original cast of Hamilton remembers being very tired in June of 2016. They were a month away from taking their final bow after nearly a year of performing eight shows a week, to critical acclaim and astronomical popularity. Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda was in the middle of writing the songs for Disney’s upcoming animated film Moana. And the cast and crew had taken on the seemingly impossible task of filming their show for a feature film that had no distributor and no studio over the ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Broadway, Miranda, Hamilton, Rogers, Lin Manuel Miranda, Soo, Alexander Hamilton, Tommy, Thomas Kail, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr, Chicago London

New ‘Hamilton’ Trailer and Clip: Disney+ Brings You into The Room Where It Happens

Before the Independence Day holiday weekend begins, Disney+ will kick off the patriotic celebrations with the debut of their live recording of the Broadway hit Hamilton. Created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the hip-hop musical tells the story of historical figure Alexander Hamilton, including his interactions with the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and of course, Aaron Burr. A new Hamilton trailer and clip have arrived to tease the musical’s arrival on Disney+ this week, i...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Stage, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, Hamilton, Video Clips, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr, George Washington Thomas Jefferson, Disney/Pixar