I got a chance to see Hamilton on Broadway while traveling in New York a few weeks ago. He read Ron Chernow's 818 page biography of Alexander Hamilton and invited the academic into a partnership that resulted in a musical version of Hamilton's life. It is so word-dense, so packed with information, that I suspect I could see it a half dozen more times and still pick up on things I had missed before. The characterizations of our founding fathers, portrayed here entirely by people of color is so witty and biting that they left me breathless. And the final number won me round to the play's gender politics as well. The term "towering genius" was invented for someone like Lin-Manuel Miranda.