Dorsey Rohweder

12 ‘Hamilton’ songs that kept their staying power after years of listening

12 'Hamilton' songs that kept their staying power after years of listening
12 ‘Hamilton’ songs that kept their staying power after years of listening

To the delight of obsessives everywhere, the movie of the musical Hamilton has finally hit Disney+. If you listen carefully, you can probably hear the sound of thousands of fresh Hamilfans being minted every day.

To such newbies, those of us who’ve been listening to the soundtrack on heavy rotation since it was released in 2015 — one presidential administration and a lifetime ago — offer a very sincere and hearty welcome. If our experience is any guide, you’re in for years of pleasant re-watching and re-listening. Perhaps you too will dive into the Hamiltome, the book of the show, or the Ron Chernow biography that inspired it. Perhaps you too will love its twisty wordplay so much you’ll follow all the online breadcrumbs Lin-Manuel Miranda has left anyone looking for meanings and easter eggs.

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24 Black-Owned Etsy Shops We Love For Home Goods, Jewelry, Art & More

One of the best ways you can help the Black community during this time civil unrest (you know, in addition to educating yourself about the Black Lives Matter movement, signing petitions and being a conscious ally) is to change your shopping habits. Donations to charitable organizations are great but you should also be supporting Black-owned businesses, especially smaller ones. White-owned businesses historically have much easier access to capital than comparable Black-owned ventures. In fact, according to a study by the Hamilton Project, both Black- and brown-owned companies are three times as likely to be denied loans, while those that end up being approved are subject to higher interest rates and lower loan amounts.

That said, platforms for independent sellers make things incrementally easier for BIPOC entrepreneurs to get their brands off the ground. Etsy in particular is a great place to discover new artists, designers and craftspeople, whether you’re

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Where to buy face coverings for children as lockdown eases

The new government advice states that children under the age of two should not wear a face mask: iStock
The new government advice states that children under the age of two should not wear a face mask: iStock

Face masks are set to become a part of everyday life following the government announcement that face coverings are now mandatory on public transport and in hospitals.

The new rules, which came into force on 15 June, mean that anyone travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane in England should be wearing a face covering. Those travelling by train will be asked to cover their face as they enter a station.

People who aren’t wearing one can be refused on transport and fined £100. Those under the age of 11 and people with disabilities or breathing problems are exempt, as well as anyone travelling with someone who lip-reads.

Wearing a face covering will be even more important as lockdown measures start to lift. On 23 June, the prime minister Boris

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Best Fourth of July Sales A to Z

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It’s officially summertime, and the Fourth of July long weekend is almost here to help us celebrate! If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to a breather from all this 2020 madness, and the opportunity to shop some great deals.

Tons of brands are offering big markdowns and add-ons to help make way for fall goodies (yes, it’s almost that time of year already!). Not only is the long weekend a great time to shop for fashion and beauty, there’s also some solid deals on home goods like mattresses, decor and everything in between.

Check out the best deals in fashion, beauty and home below. Shop away and enjoy all the good sales!

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