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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “I’m Truly Sorry”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the stage musical of In the Heights, has responded to the criticisms of colorism in the feature film directed by Jon M. Chu. The criticism had been brewing over the past week on Twitter, after an interview with the cast and crew pointed out the lack of Afro-Latino actors in the film, despite being set in the famously diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Miranda issued an apology over the “hurt and frustration” caused by this erasure...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Stage, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Leon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Chu, Corey Hawkins, Nina, Jon M Chu, In The Heights


"I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling still unseen in the feedback. I hear that without sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation, the work feels extractive..."

".... of the community we wanted so much to represent with pride and joy. In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry. I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening.” Tweets Lin-Manuel Miranda, quoted in "Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Lack of Afro-Latino Representation in ‘In the Heights’: ‘We Fell Short’" (Variety). Here's the criticism that caused him to go straight to apology mode: DAMN DAMN DAMN THIS IS PAINFUL pic.twitter.com...
Tags: Law, NYC, New York City, Rap, Broadway, Eminem, Miranda, Rotten Tomatoes, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chu, Jon M. Chu, Porgy, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse


Top Stories this AM: A reporter's on-air Fox Corp. rant; Pink Floyd disses Facebook; Uber eases up on WFH

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: LMM apologizes. "In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short:" Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizes for lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino portrayal in "In the Heights.'" "I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling still unseen in the feedback," Miranda said. A bizarre on-air o...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda apologizes for lack of Afro-Latino representation in 'In the Heights'

"I’m truly sorry. I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening," Miranda said in a statement.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Lack of Afro-Latino Representation in ‘In the Heights’: ‘We Fell Short’

“In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is addressing criticism over the film’s lack of Afro-Latino representation. In a statement posted to Twitter, Miranda apologized for not including more dark-skinned Afro-Latinos in the film’s cast, especially in the leading roles. “I started writing ‘In the Heights’ because I didn’t feel seen. And over the past 20 […]
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‘Craziest thing I’ve ever done’: how In the Heights pulled off its most spectacular dance numbers

How do you get 90 hoofers to frug in a pool? Christopher Scott, the choreographer behind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical extravaganza, reveals allChristopher Scott is baffled. “I hear time and again: ‘Musicals are not really my thing.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t even know what that means. You don’t like music? You don’t like dancing?’”Many people who “don’t like musicals” will like the one Scott has just choreographed. In the Heights was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2005, before his mega-success wi...
Tags: Manhattan, Miranda, Hamilton, Washington Heights, Scott, Lin Manuel Miranda, Christopher Scott, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Ramos, LA Law


‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield is a Musical Genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feature Directorial Debut

“Do you know how many Jonathan Larsons there are? One.” Andrew Garfield plays the one and only musical genius, the composer and playwright behind Rent, who died suddenly on the night before the show’s off-Broadway premiere. But he left in his wake a Broadway touchstone, as well as tick, tick…BOOM!, an acclaimed autobiographical musical which will now be adapted to the screen by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. Watch the tick, tick…BOOM! trailer below. ti...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is now available on HBO Max, but you need the ad-free plan to stream it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. It's impossible to not tap your feet to the infectious beats of "In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" follows a New York City bodega owner on a journey for a better life. The film stars "Hamilton" actor Anthony Ramos, "Vida" actress Melissa Barrera, and more. You can stream the movie with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month) from June 10 through July 11. Max (ad-free) (small...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Tech, Broadway, Streaming, Espn, Warner Bros, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Max


When is a habeas petition “second or successive”?

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court cleared out both of last week’s new relists with dispatch. The court granted cert in Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga, 20-828, involving whether Section 1806(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, which creates procedures for people to seek to suppress FISA evidence that will be introduce...
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New In the Heights Featurette Highlights Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Neighborhood

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new In the Heights featurette for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which is scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max this Thursday, June 10. The video features interviews by producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, and writer Quiara Alegría Hudes as they give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their own neighborhood that inspired the film. They also talked about how important it is to them to deliver a story that...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Miranda, Sharks, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Vega, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Marc Anthony


Resident Evil Village's Moldy Lore Is Keeping the Undead Franchise Fresh

In both of Capcom’s video games Resident Evil Village and its 2017 predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you play as Ethan Winters, a man desperately fighting through terrifying, monster-filled locales in search of his family whose lives are in danger. But the story behind both games presents an intriguing idea that …Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Mia, Miranda, Rosemary, Ethan, Zoe, Capcom, Resident Evil, Windows Games, Umbrella Corporation, Ethan Winters, Chris Redfield, Video Game Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan, Creative Works


First 8 Minutes of In the Heights Released Ahead of Thursday Debut

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released the opening minutes of director Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical, In the Heights, starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace and Melissa Barrera. Originally scheduled for a June 18 release, In the Heights has now been slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max a week earlier on Thursday, June 10. The 8-minute long opening sequence begins with the introduction of Ramos’ Usnavi as he ta...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is coming to HBO Max on June 10, but you'll need the ad-free plan to stream it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. It's impossible to not tap your feet to the infectious beats of "In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" follows a New York City bodega owner on a journey for a better life. The film stars "Hamilton" actor Anthony Ramos, "Vida" actress Melissa Barrera, and more. You can stream the movie with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month) starting June 10. Max (ad-free) (small) Warner Bro...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Tech, Broadway, Streaming, Espn, Warner Bros, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Max


Barcelona set to re-sign Emerson Royal imminently

Barcelona adding Emerson on the cheap Barcelona have already been very busy this summer, even though the transfer window is yet to officially open.The Catalan club have confirmed the signing of Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia upon their contract expiry in England this summer. They have also been strongly linked to Gini Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay, also both available on free transfers this window. ‘We’ll announce new signings’, Barça president Laporta said last week. 🔵🔴 #FCB – ...
Tags: England, Sport, Catalonia, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Manchester City, Arsenal, Lille, Leicester, Sergio Aguero, Miranda, Mikel Arteta, Psg, Real Betis, Memphis Depay


Sales Of Cosmetics, Teeth Whiteners Up As Masks Come Off

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Tags: Business, News, Relationships, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Miranda, Wall Street Journal, Garcia, Cosmetics, Consumer, Tania Miranda, Joey Garcia Garcia


In the Heights Featurette Highlights the Musical Drama’s Universal Story

BEGIN SLIDESHOW A brand new In the Heights featurette for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Broadway’s award-winning Broadway musical has been released (via Fandango), providing us some behind-the-scenes footage of the film’s big musical numbers. The video, which you can check out below, features interviews from director Jon M. Chu, Miranda, and the main cast led by Anthony Ramos as they talked about the film’s relatable and universal story about family and findi...
Tags: Drama, Movies, Anthony Ramos, Hbo Max, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Movie News, Streaming, Video, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Pictures


‘In the Heights’ Review: This Crowdpleasing Musical is Full of Big Emotions, Big Dreams, and Big Songs

When In The Heights opened on Broadway in 2008, it was a scrappy little show that could, the product of a college sophomore’s wild ambitions and talent that had been honed and tweaked for years before finally hitting the Great White Way. But more than two decades after Lin-Manuel Miranda initially conceived of In the Heights during his second year at Wesleyan, Miranda’s profile has far exceeded anything that he created pre-Hamilton. So returning to Miranda’s first stage musical made back when h...
Tags: New York, Movies, Stanford, New York City, Movie Reviews, Stage, Broadway, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Benny, Vanessa, Carla, Chaplin, Lin Manuel Miranda


Emphatic, Glorious spring

May arrives with armfuls of bouquets in her arms. Tulips, tulips, and more tulips. We love making color combinations for our gardens each year and testing out new varieties in the Idea Gardens for future use. Please enjoy this visual compendium of our tulips in bloom this week! Rose Garden tulips Tulips in the North Garden Tulip ‘Stunning Apricot’ Tulip ‘Lilac Perfection’ Tulip ‘Lilac Love’ Tulip ‘Copper Image’ Herb Garden tulips Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’ in th...
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Investors are trying to turn TikTok stars into movie stars - but the project is doomed to fail

YouTube personalities Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, and Grace Helbig discussing their 2016 film "Dirty 30" which was not successful. Monica Schipper/WireImage A new startup company, Creator+, plans to create six feature films this year starring digital media stars. But past attempts to move internet stars into mainstream media are riddled with failure. The skills that make TikTok stars famous are very different from the skills necessary for film and TV. Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance jo...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Nbc, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Bbc, Netflix, Tom Cruise, Miranda, MMA, Hannah Hart, Alex Trebek


‘Vivo’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Singing Kinkajou in Sony Animated Musical Coming to Netflix

In the Heights isn’t the only Lin-Manuel Miranda movie to look forward to this summer. The Hamilton star is set to voice a singing monkey (or a singing kinkajou, to be specific) in the Sony Animation musical movie Vivo. The teaser trailer for Vivo has just been released, following the film’s move over to Netflix, which will debut the musical sometime this summer. Vivo Trailer 2021 is truly the year of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not only does the long-awaited In the Heights, based on Miranda’s ...
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Vivo Teaser: Netflix Nabs Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Animated Musical

The first official teaser for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated musical film titled Vivo, which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will lead as the voice of the titular kinkajou. The teaser comes after Netflix has officially acquired the global rights to the film, which marks the latest partnership between the streamer and Sony. Check out the Vivo teaser in the player below! According to Deadline, the license deal will be similar to Netflix’s acquisition of Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood. S...
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New In the Heights Trailer Promises a Magical Musical Experience

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted a new In the Heights trailer at the 2021 Academy Awards. The new footage of Jon M. Chu’s big-screen adaptation has made its way online, and, like the previous trailers before it, promises a magical experience full of stunning choreography, and exciting musical numbers. In the Heights was originally scheduled for a 2020 and June 18 release, but will now be released on HBO Max on June 11. The last release date pitted the film against Disney-Pixar’s n...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Broadway, Streaming, Musical, Miranda, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Golden Globe, Kevin, Luca, Chu, Jimmy Smith


United Nations: Miranda

Miranda is mobile app campaign that "aims to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels", as outlined by Goal #16 of the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
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The “great chief” and the “super chief”: A final showdown in Supreme Court March Madness

Forget Ali vs. Frazier, Celtics vs. Lakers, or Evert vs. Navratilova. It’s time for Marshall vs. Warren. After three rounds of the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, only two justices remain. Both held the title of chief justice. Both reshaped American law and society. Both are legal titans who defeated a string of worthy contenders to reach the championship. But only one can be chosen by SCOTUSblog readers as the greatest justice in the court’s history. To see how we got here, you ca...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, New York Times, Connecticut, Arizona, Warren, Ohio, Miranda, Harry Truman, Terry, Madison, Baker


Warner Bros. Moves In The Heights Release Up a Week

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. moves In The Heights release up a week On the heels of dropping two new trailers for the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed Broadway musical, Warner Bros. has announced that In The Heights is coming to audiences even sooner as it moves up a week from its original June 18 release! RELATED: New In the Heights Trailers Tease the Musical Event of the Summer Originally scheduled for a 2020 and June 18 release, the film is now set to make its debu...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Broadway, Streaming, Warner Bros, Miranda, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Golden Globe, Kevin, Luca, Lin Manuel Miranda, Corey Hawkins, WB, Dascha Polanco, Disney Pixar


Folger Shakespeare Library – Director of Programming

An international hub for Shakespeare scholarship and the study of the early modern period, the Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger) connects the 21st century with William Shakespeare’s work, ideas, and times in which he lived. The Folger is dedicated to cultivating new audiences for a new world, with a renewed and revitalized commitment to connecting Shakespeare’s stories to the world so that all visitors will find their stories reflected. The Folger creates lovers of Shakespeare and the humaniti...
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New In the Heights Trailers Tease the Musical Event of the Summer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New In the Heights trailers tease the musical event of the summer Warner Bros. Pictures has released two new In the Heights trailers for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, featuring new footage of the film’s powerful musical numbers. Both new videos give highlight to Anthony Ramos’ character as he retells the story of Washington Heights which is a place where people stand up for their dreams. Also starring Miranda, Corey H...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, New York City, Broadway, Warner Bros, Miranda, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Golden Globe, Kevin, Luca, Lin Manuel Miranda, Warner Bros. Pictures, Corey Hawkins, Dascha Polanco


BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in March 2021

BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in March 2021 BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offering the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America, has unveiled its March slate, including The Mallorca Files making its highly anticipated return with an action-packed second season. By popular demand, BritBox will also be releasing the latest installation of acclaimed British director Michael Apted’s groundbreaking Up documentary ser...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Scotland, Samsung, Bbc, Britain, TV News, Streaming, Kevin McCloud, Devon, North America, Mary Berry, Miranda, Mallorca, Agatha Christie


The Little Mermaid: Jessica Alexander Joins Disney’s New Live-Action Film

The Little Mermaid: Jessica Alexander Joins Disney’s New Live-Action Film According to Deadline, Jessica Alexander has been cast for an undisclosed role in Disney’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The highly-anticipated film is currently in production in London and the studio hasn’t yet announced its official release date. Filming was previously delayed early last year due to the ongoing pandemic. This project will mark Alexander’s first major film project after h...
Tags: London, Movies, Disney, Chicago, Netflix, Emma Stone, Rob Marshall, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Miranda, Caribbean, Hans Christian Andersen, Melissa Mccarthy, Marshall, Alexander, Sebastian


‘Lost and Found’ Will Star Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi as Treasure Hunters

Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi are on the hunt for some treasure with Lost and Found, a new feature being developed by Amazon Studios. Steve Pink, writer of Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity and director of Hot Tub Time Machine, is directing from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Morris. The story follows an unlikely pair who join forces to find long-lost buried treasure along the Mississippi River. The news about Lost and Found comes from Deadline, which reports that Amazon has made a dea...
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