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.
Educator, author and activist Mabel O. Wilson visited the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning this past Friday to give a lecture entitled “Memory/Race/Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials” as the University of Michigan’s Martin Luther King Jr.