Who Tells America’s Story? “Hamilton”, Hip-Hop, and Me

Any discussion of Hamilton, the show currently topping Broadway’s box office, starts with the elevator pitch: a hip-hop musical about the life of our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. It’s important to get that description out of the way, because, if you grew up around the time I did — I’m a child of the 80s, […]

To Know A Star

On the list of things no one told me before I had children was how I would come to know them. Of course, from the time babies are born, we learn about their needs and preferences—bottle or breast? Snugli or sling? and, from these, we try to get a glimpse of the people they are […]