Things We Saw Today: A Peek at the First Copy of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Book

That spiffy hardcover book contains a behind-the-scenes look at the crafting of the smash hit musical Hamilton, by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and theatre critic Jeremy McCarter. The book comes out on April 12th! (via EW)

    • Cast your votes in this year’s Doodle4Google contest! Here’s some information about these student-submitted artworks — and a link to all the pieces, awaiting your votes. Voting just started; you have until February 22nd to make your selections.





    • Above, have a listen to Batman’s theme for Batman v Superman, composed by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think Junkie XL’s recent theme song for Deadpool is better … and sounds more like a Batman theme. Did you get your DC and Marvel movie files mixed up, Junkie XL???


  • Author Claudia Gray plans to explore Leia Organa’s transition from Princess to General in her upcoming EU book Star Wars: Bloodline. (via Polygon)



  • Did you need another reason to hate The Big Bang Theory? This io9 story adds yet another piece of straw to that over-encumbered camel.




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