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Fulfilling My Hamiltonian Destiny, Part 2

This is my review of Hamiltony, part 2 of “Fulfilling My Hamiltonian Destiny.” Read part 1, detailing my winding path to seeing the musical at Rodgers Theater. Hamilton is marvelous. It exceeded my fairly astronomical expectations. Writer and star Lin-Manual Miranda is a certifiable genius. A significant portion of its charm derives from its central conceit:…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 28: A Boozy Farewell

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) It’s a bittersweet Beercast, and not just because we’re drinking a Trappist IPA. With Colton moving to the west coast and Dan prepping for a baby, the three original beercasters sit down for a Colton-curated epic showdown. You won’t want to miss the twist…

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Songs on Pinkerton by Weezer, Ranked

10. Butterfly Album-ending acoustic numbers are a bit of a tacky tradition. They’re usually throwaways, even when they’re good. “Butterfly” is fine on its own, but shines as a great closer in the context of the album — the hangover after the hand-wringing and self-flagellation that precedes it, charged with guilt and shame. I’ll also…

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Fulfilling My Hamiltonian Destiny, Part 1

Shortly after I graduated college in 2010, I got a bit of an itch for old-fashioned liberal arts learning. I decided to undertake the epic, 84-lecture History of the United States lecture series from The Great Courses. I listened to the lectures during my commute to and from work. It was an absolutely fantastic decision…

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Free Movies 2: The Re-Year-Ening

Two years ago, I helped Kickstart a local second-run movie theater’s project to install new seating. In exchange for pledging $250, I got my name engraved on a seat, as well as a pass granting free movie admission for all of 2015. Sixty-six films later, my epic quest drew to a close. I laughed. I…

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Interview: Jennifer Acres, author of On the Way to Simple

Today, I’m excited to share an interview with author Jennifer Acres. Her debut novel, On the Way to Simple, hit virtual bookshelves today! I’ve known Jennifer for a few years, and she’s an awesome writer, and as generous and friendly a person as you’ll encounter. In our interview, she shares some of the background to her novel, her writing…