Brooks welcomed the crowd into the performance, smiling with them, laughing with them, even singing along to his instrument. The music was a perfect blend of familiarity yet inventiveness, nostalgia yet passion — it made you want to cry and dance at the same time.
While the constant shaping and reshaping of our world by the internet and technology can be a very beautiful thing, there are also some dangers that lie within it. Remaining overly aware of every act you take on the internet, of your own privilege and of your art that the internet influences is immensely important.
The playwriting in “Hamilton” is a work of genius. Every lyric is crafted with care; every rhyme has a significance beyond the text. Lin Manuel-Miranda blends American history and rap history in such an imaginative and innovative way that it has revolutionized Broadway.
“Black Iris” was the first piece of vaginal art I’d seen by a woman. By men, I’d seen it all: portraits and paintings of women by men, poems, novels, songs about women by men. The female body as seen by men. Men had claimed women, had claimed the vagina.