In this episode of Hip Squared, we put the our bike pedals to the metal, and ride through the eye of the hurricane. First, John talks about Paper Girls, an Image comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. It’s about a group of 12 year-old girls who deliver papers every morning in suburban Cleveland only to get embroiled in a conflict between two time-travelling factions. Part coming of age story and part action-packed sci-fi adventure, this story entertains and enlightens panel by panel.
Then Troy talks about the performance of Hamilton he went to see at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Now that more people are finally able to see this historical (in more ways than one) Broadway show , it’s pistols at dawn for lovers of hip-hop and musicals. Troy explains how the sets, costumes, dance and music come together, albeit in less mind-blowing than when Lin Manuel Miranda revolutionary Broadway was brand new. We also talk a little about In the Heights, Miranda’s first critical hit, and speculate on what his next musical offering may be about.
Produced by Maplex Monk.
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