She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs within the revamped fossil corridor at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her household’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. As I consider what “Rent” means to me at present, it’s the art that comes out of community. And 15 years later, here I am, doing just that, in my New York, as the city struggles with new crises.
And we watched it numerous occasions, her calling to me across the house to let me comprehend it was on cable. Based loosely on the Puccini opera “La Bohème,” a couple of group of artist associates and lovers in 19th-century Paris, whose Mimi has tuberculosis, “Rent” takes these bohemians and places them in New York in the course of the H.I.V. and AIDS … Read MoreRead More »