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Hamilton on screen: “Providential and timely”

Culture | A cast member shares the significance of the groundbreaking musical
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/07/20, 04:22 pm

The hit musical Hamilton promotes inclusivity, democracy, and the power of youth to change the world. But to get tickets to its original Broadway run in 2015, you had to have money and connections—or divine intervention.

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The thorny road back to baseball

Sports | Players and executives make tough decisions about the season ahead
by Sharon Dierberger & Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/30/20, 04:43 pm

After months of coronavirus lockdowns, baseball in July could be good medicine for Americans. But some players are opting not to participate in this year’s shortened season because of the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

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A farewell to Aunt Jemima

Culture | Companies abandon brands built on racial stereotypes
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 6/23/20, 05:43 pm

In 1889, Chris Rutt started using the name “Aunt Jemima” to market his pancake flour after he heard the song “Old Aunt Jemima” in a minstrel show. The shows usually featured white actors in blackface, but African American comedian Billy Kersands wrote and performed “Old Aunt Jemima.”

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