Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now.
Oh my word! This is the most excited I've been for a film release since the midnight showing of "Avengers: Endgame" last year in my local IMAX. I'm a massive fan of the stage musical, to the point where I've seen it twice in London's West End and once on Broadway - after waiting over 8 hours outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the cancellation queue. The favourite cast I've seen to date is the first run from London, but I've always wished I could have seen the original from Broadway with writer and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as the lead; and now I can.
I have a confession to make. I joined the Marines and went into Bootcamp right after high school. If that surprises you, then what do you think when I tell you that I dropped out?
For the past few days, #TransWomenAreWomen has been trending on Twitter. This is after Stephen King tweeted just that which got J.K. Rowling to unfollow him and delete a tweet where she thanked and praised him (after he retweeted an excerpt from a thread of hers).
I've always been an avid reader. In fact, with the books currently in my parents' storage and my bookshelves, we could probably create a small library.
We're excited to kick off summer with a new To the Beat playlist featuring all the songs and artists you loved this month. Whether you are celebrating pride, protesting for BLM, or showing your support from home, this month's collection has something for you. This roundup highlights music from every decade. Creators shared everything from Lady Gaga's dance-pop hits to Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic rock. Craving Fleetwood Mac's moody tunes? Check. How about Sam Cooke's soulful ballads? Double check.