My Friday Five: On Nike, Kavanaugh Hearings, And #ReadABookDay

1. Nike

The first of two appreciation posts goes to Nike. The sportswear brand announced a new “Just Do It” camapaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who (wrongly) received much ire for kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racial discrimination that still exists in our country.

My Friday Five: On Honoring A Hero, An Update From Last Week, And A Bulls Repeat

1. Honoring John McCain

John McCain - hero, servant, patriot. It was extremely saddening to hear of his death. Although he was not perfect (none of us are), nor did I agree with his politics, I still respected him. Frankly, I believe he was one of the few good people left in our political culture. John McCain will truly be missed.

My Friday Five: On Hamilton Hitting The Big Screen, Arts Fund for Puerto Rico, & Tuft & Needle Coming to Raleigh

1. Hamilton on the Big Screen?

Could the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton, be coming to a big screen near you? According to Dave McNary of Variety, there has been a bidding war between to produce and release a large format, live performance feature of the show. McNary cited unnamed sources as telling The Wall Street Journal that the bidding reached a price of $50 million and the sellers are aiming for the recording to play in theaters and stream in 2020 or 2021. McNary also said that he recording took place in 2016, shortly before Lin-Manuel Miranda left the cast.

2020 or 2021? Well, I guess we’re just gonna have to “Wait for It.” 😜