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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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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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Songs of the Summer Mixtape Draft, Part 2

Read Part 1 Dan We’re halfway through our summer songs fantasy draft, and I have to say my thoughts on my roster are a mixture of delight and disappointment. Curiously, it seems our early picks were the least competitive, most strident with each other: You certainly could have waited several rounds to nab “Let Me…

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2015: The Year in Superlatives

Most Overrated Movie: Spotlight Grant says: The kind of movie that always gets overpraised. Chronicling the exposure of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the early 2000s, Spotlight is a ‘talky’ without particularly good dialogue, which is a bit of an issue. It also feels dated (imagine if ‘Margin Call’ or ‘The Social…

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Ranking the Gifts of the 12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas!  If you’ve been wondering what to get your True Love this year, this listicle should help immensely.  I’ll carefully review the merits of each of the gifts presented in the classic carol and rank them according to how much an average American in the modern day would appreciate receiving them on Christmas morning.…

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5 Things New to Me in 2015

As the year draws to a close, I find it natural to reflect on all of the things I’ve done. For me, this year in particular, that means consuming various types of media. Movies, TV Shows, Graphic Novels, and Books in particular. One thing that I did this year that I found particularly fun was…