Recommended by Megan Burbank
Hamilton feels like a big, ebullient “fuck you” to the racist assholes currently mistaking misspelled bigotry for public policy while they enter and exit (and exit, and exit) the highest office in the land. But it’s also much more than that. It’s one thing to know that representation matters. It’s another to experience it in a musical about the founding fathers in which none of those founding fathers are played by white guys. Though it’s set in the distant past, Hamilton looks like the political future—at least the one I hope for—where those in power accurately reflect the people they represent. MEGAN BURBANK Try your shot at the $10 Ham4Ham lottery!