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Dear Evan Hansen Katie McLoughlin

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Connecting to Dear Evan Hansen and each other

If you’ve heard anything about theater in the past year (not including Hamilton—sorry, fellow history geeks), it was most likely about the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Dear  Evan Hansen. The story centers on an ordinary teenager, Evan Hansen (surprise), who is plagued by social anxiety. When a classmate commits suicide within the first half…

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Hurricane

Give us this day our daily bread

I find out about Hurricane Harvey in the middle of a non-stop flight to Houston, too focused on finding coffee before takeoff to check The Atlantic Daily at the airport. Reading about the worst hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years didn’t have immediate impact—from above, everything is soft, tea-logged Biscoffs and cotton…