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The Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for a new Hamilton song celebrating Ben Fucking Franklin

Hamilton’s been around for long enough at this point that at least a little bit of the freshness surrounding Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking hip-hop historical musical has inevitably rubbed off. Still, Miranda’s not one to rest on his laurels; a year after releasing the well-received Hamilton Mixtape, he announced…

Stephen Colbert hits $1 million in Puerto Rico donations thanks to awkward celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda

After Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and then humiliated and bewildered by the supplies-lobbing, mayor-mocking dumbassery of Donald Trump, the good people of that beleaguered island could use some good news. And, on Thursday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert, that’s what they got (those with restored…

Trump is just so damn sick of those whiny babies in Puerto Rico and their stupid humanitarian crisis

After a couple of days in which his responses to the crisis in Puerto Rico somehow managed to lurch themselves over the increasingly low bar labeled “presidential behavior,” Donald Trump apparently looked at the standards of basic human decency this morning and said, “Fuck it, let’s do limbo instead.” Taking time out…

BoJack runs away from it all, and BoJack Horseman collides with a wrenchingly tragic past

After BoJack Horseman’s season three finale, I had a lot of questions about where things were going to go. BoJack had, at the final moment of “That Went Well,” lost everything that he cared about. His biography was an expose of his awfulness, his movie was a digitally altered reinvention of the story he cared about,…

Edgar Wright and The Rock present: The Simon And Garfunkel Song Title Cinematic Universe

We’re just a month out from Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, a movie that takes its title from a song off Simon And Garfunkel’s final album together, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Earlier this week, Wright noted on Twitter that there’s another S&G-inspired film currently in the works—Marc Webb’s The Only Living…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda crashed Hamilton karaoke at a My Brother, My Brother And Me release party

Fans of the McElroy brothers from My Brother, My Brother And Me—now a pretty fantastic TV show on Seeso—know that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a massive fan of the podcast, slipping references to it into most of his public appearances and even Hamilton itself. (He also shows up on the TV show, narrating its…