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How the Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Led to the Supreme Court Vacancy Stalemate

The champions of gridlock who are blocking action on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee are basing their obstruction on a canard. They know it - which must be why they are previewing their next line of attack. It's one that Alexander Hamilton - the trendiest of our founders - warned about. Show More Summary

A ‘Hamilton’ Star’s Story: How Leslie Odom Jr. Became Aaron Burr, Sir

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The actor who plays the show’s antihero showed up ready when he was first asked to read for the role.

So Palpable a Stain: The Adams Family and Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Louisa Catherine Adams, John Quincy Adams’s wife, had gimlet eyes, a satirist’s wit, and a sharp pencil. To read her letters and diaries is to see the early Republic in vivid color. There is Aaron Burr, who would startle the noisy Senate...Show More Summary

What It’s Like To Be In A Broadway Musical That Isn’t ‘Hamilton’

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“With all the hoopla and hubbub, it’s tempting to think all the other shows are Aaron Burr. Imagine working on a big new show for years, pouring millions into it and then finally finding a Broadway theater, only to discover that all anyone wants to talk about is the cool nearby rival?”

Watch Hillary Clinton Participate in a Joke About "Colored People Time"

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Above: A clip of Hillary Clinton, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. (he plays Aaron Burr) doing a gag at the Inner Circle Dinner, a hoity-toity annual New York City media/politics event, on Saturday night. The transcript: CLINTON: Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Show More Summary

Watch These Kids Do a Gender-Swapped Version of Hamilton‘s “The Schuyler Sisters”

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I'm not going to bury the lede: this video features three young boys doing a gender-swapped performance of "The Schuyler Sisters" from Hamilton, plus a girl opening up the song with Aaron Burr's part. Small, adorable, mega-talented children performing gender-swapped Hamilton, folks. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Read One Young Woman's Account of How New York Mourned Alexander Hamilton in 1804

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The New York Public Library is steadily digitizing the diary of one young woman living in turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Manhattan. Among the entries: accounts of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the waiting period as Hamilton lay dying, and the founding father’s funeral. Read more...

How mean can we get?

The story of infamous political rivals Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton is one of Broadway's hottest tickets. Then as now, running for president -- they both aspired to it; neither achieved it -- can be deadly serious. Continue reading ? The post How mean can we get? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tim Cook, Meet Aaron Burr: Why The Encryption Fight Is As Old As The Constitution

Since the days when Aaron Burr was fighting for his life, judges have wrestled with the constitutional limits on encryption.

The Bugs That Live On Us and Around Us

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Aaron Burr, who would later become the third Vice-President of the United States, secured a charter and millions of dollars in financing to establish the Manhattan Company, which promised to tap clean drinking water for New York City. Show More Summary

If you stand for nothing, Marco, what'll you fall for?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In the almost omnipresent Broadway musical Hamilton, the titular character of Alexander Hamilton is often contrasted with his friend and rival, Aaron Burr. While Hamilton constantly advocates for his beliefs, regardless of their popularity,...Show More Summary

'Hamilton' Star Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Talks Burr, Shootings and Tump (VIDEO)

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda left the White House Monday and mused with our photog about what famed shooter/Vice President Aaron Burr would think of Donald Trump. It's obliquely incendiary... talking about shootings in this political…

Hamilton Tour Not Casting Women as Burr or Washington After All - We still have to wait for it

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Hamilton fans got some sad news overnight. Remember that shining moment when the national tour of Hamilton announced that the show would be auditioning men and women for the roles of Aaron Burr and George Washington? Yeah...that's not actually happening.

Hamilton Tour Possibly Gender-Swapping Roles of Aaron Burr and George Washington

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

If you're a female theater performer who wishes you weren't limited to auditioning for one of the Schuyler Sisters or Maria Reynolds in the Broadway hit Hamilton when it expands to other cities, it looks like Washington's On Your Side! So's Burr.

Why did the Federalist Party collapse?

I am not sure what prompted me to read up on this topic, but here is part of one of the dizzying answers I found: When the votes were counted, Jefferson and his running mate Aaron Burr had both received seventy-three electoral votes; John Adams had obtained sixty-five, while Pinckney, his running mate, had sixty-four. Show More Summary

Eliza Jumel: American Success Story, Maybe

She's the woman who dueled with Aaron Burr and won. Move over Alexander Hamilton. The life of Eliza Jumel is a tale about a woman who pulled hard on her Yankee bootstraps to make good on the American dream. Margaret Oppenheimer's splendid...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Aaron Burr Reincarnated

Burr, in spite of his repulsive character, was not the end of the Republican Party. Neither will Donald Trump be.

Here’s Your First Look at Hamilton Stars on Law & Order: SVU

Because it's filmed in the greatest city in the wooooooooorld, Law & Order: SVU is a handy way for Broadway stars to stretch their TV muscles in between shows, and the cast of Hamilton is no exception. In SVU's New York, Aaron Burr is an unscrupulous reverend, while Angelica Schuyler... More »

'Hamilton' Scene Stealer Leslie Odom, Jr. Chose Finishing College Over First Big Broadway Offer

'Hamilton' is the hottest ticket in town.  And Leslie Odom, Jr, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in the hit musical, is surely one to watch. The Philly reared dynamo had a chance to be in another hit Broadway show years ago, but revealed to veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Show More Summary

Get ready for a long slog to the GOP nomination

When then Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed potential future president and key Revolutionary figure Alexander Hamilton in a duel, the careers of both men were over. Now another “big guy” New Yorker — as former Florida Gov. Jeb...Show More Summary

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