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“Almost Like Praying” Bathroom Demo Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Brilliance, but the Finished Version’s Better, Obvi

Demos are fascinating in that they give us a glimpse into the creative process of musicians we love. We all know what a brilliant songsmith Lin-Manuel Miranda is, and so it's really cool to hear how "Almost Like Praying," a song that not only manages to make music from the names of places on the Puerto Rican map, but that eventually combined the talents of 21 other amazing Latinx, got its start.

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Trump Decides Helping the U.S. Through a Natural Disaster is Too Hard, Blames Puerto Rico For Its Own Suffering

It has only been three weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the U.S. island commonwealth of Puerto Rico completing the devastation started by Hurricane Irma before it. Yet the U.S's so-called President has already grown impatient with how slow relief is going to be in coming to the island, and he's ready to take his toys and go home. While people die.

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Things We Saw Today: All the Last Jedi Teasers We Can Find to Tide Us Over Till Tomorrow’s Trailer

Get ready. Trailer tomorrow. #TheLastJedi — Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2017 Psst, have you heard the news? A full trailer for The Last Jedi is scheduled to air tomorrow during Monday Night Football. Tickets for the movie go on presale tomorrow, too! To help take our minds off the anticipation, the internet is overloading […]

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gathers Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Gina Rodriguez and Others In a Song for Puerto Rico

Today's biggest news has basically been hot garbage. Thankfully (and pretty much as usual), Lin-Manuel Miranda is here to provide us with a little bit of hope through music.

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Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll’s #PuberMe Raised $1,000,000 for Puerto Rico With a Final Lin-Manuel Miranda Video

The campaign for Puerto Rico hurricane relief raised $1,000,00 with a grand finale from Lin-Manuel Miranda who shared a perfectly awkward teenage video.

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Things We Saw Today: Why Yes, Gal Gadot IS Just Like Wonder Woman In Real Life

Gal Gadot is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend and we are very excited.

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San Juan’s Carmen Yulín Cruz Emphasizes Grassroots Donations to Puerto Rico In Light of Trump’s Disastrous Publicity Stunt

If you want to see what real leadership looks like, sadly you'll have to look beyond the so-called leader of the United States. Instead, turn your eyes to Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan who is working diligently to not only help her own city, but to work with other Puerto Rican mayors to save lives all over the island. And she is not having any of Trump's publicity stunts.

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In Case You Were Thinking About Underestimating the Damage In Puerto Rico and the USVI, Oxfam America Says Don’t.

We've been talking a lot about Puerto Rico (and we should also be sure to remember the U.S. Virgin Islands, as their damage was no less severe and is no less important) in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria lately, and it might be tempting as time goes by to let this, like so many other stories, bleed into the white noise of the news, and assume that it'll all be taken care of. Well, Oxfam America is reminding us that it won't be "taken care of" for a long, long time.

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Lost Fans Can Help Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Indulge Their Geekery Thanks to Javier Grillo-Marxuach

Sadly, while the U.S. Government is aiding Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, it's been doing so much too slowly, and with far too much bigotry. Average citizens. lay organizations, and celebrity efforts have had to fill in a lot of gaps in order to get Puerto Rico the aid it needs, and will continue to need as it addresses this humanitarian crisis.

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SNL Weekend Update Rips Trump for Failing “Anyone Darker Than Your Golf Pants”

Saturday Night Live returned with new episodes last night, and the sketches included both a second "Close Encounters" alien abduction sketch with Kate McKinnon, and Weekend Update which ripped Trump for his response to Puerto Rico.

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It Was Only A Matter of Time Before Trump’s Response to Puerto Rico Got Racist

Trump essentially just called Puerto Ricans lazy and entitled for wanting adequate post-hurricane relief, tweeting that they "want everything to be done for them" and "are not able to get their workers to help."

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Things We Saw Today: A Fake “Antifa” Twitter Account Forgot to Disable Its Russian Geotag

Russia's Internet propaganda war on the U.S. is continuing apace.

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Dear Half of the U.S: Puerto Rico Is Not a Foreign Country, and Your Ignorance Hurts Other Americans

I can't help but notice that while more economically resilient parts of the U.S. have gotten lots of attention in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—don't get me wrong, as well they should—there is an American territory containing 3.5 million American citizens (more people than reside in Alaska, Iowa, Idaho, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Maine, Montana, Nevada, or New Hampshire) that is getting significantly less attention than its mainland counterparts.

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The Internet Is Calling Attention to the Crisis in Puerto Rico, and Calling Trump Out

Trump is fiddling while Puerto Rico drowns.

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Hurricane Irma Set to Impact the U.S., Whether It Reaches the Mainland Or Not

When Irma hits Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, it will be hitting the United States. Here's hoping our government and our fellow citizens respond accordingly.

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Grandfather With Commemorative Plaza in Puerto Rico

Shut up. I'm not crying, you're crying. Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to proclaim #YoSoyVegaAlta (I Am Vega Alta), which is the town in Puerto Rico where his family is from.

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La Borinqueña Saves the Day As This Puerto Rican Superheroine Takes Comics By Storm (Literally)

Though he's worked for the Big Two in the past, Nuyorican comics creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez realized that if he wanted to create the kind of Puerto Rican superheroine he wanted to see in comics, he'd have to do it himself. Enter Marisol Rios De La Luz, A.K.A. La Borinqueña.

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Documentary Mala Mala Sheds Light On the Lives of Trans Women in Puerto Rico

The documentary Mala Mala, which spotlights the trans community in Puerto Rico, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2014, and was later made available here in the United States. Now, the film has found international distribution! So get ready, because this film is going to be available where you are!

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John Oliver and Lin-Manuel Miranda Plead for Puerto Rico on Last Week Tonight

In case you hadn't heard, Puerto Rico, which is a commonwealth of the United States — and not as many seem to think of it and treat it, a foreign country — is in a debt crisis. As May approaches and the debts to certain creditors are coming due, Puerto Rico's 3.5 Million people may not be able to survive much longer. John Oliver, and special guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, made an impassioned plea to Congress on behalf of the island on this week's Last Week Tonight.

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Ten Edible Board Games

We thought you'd never ask!

For some reason, the rectangular shapes and smooth detailing of hobby board games -- especially those slightly abstract yet adorably representative Eurogames -- makes gamers long for the sweet, sweet taste of cake. Delicious cake.

And sometimes, those gamers happen to actually be good at baking! And to produce edible versions of the board games that, while not so arcane and complex as to be unplayable, are still obscure enough that playing them doesn't evoke memories of family Monopoly sessions.

So! Behold! Ten board games, presented in cake form!

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