Watch Lin-Manuel Lay The Smackdown On Larry David In These Clips From His ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Episode

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Oh, it’s on! From the moment it was announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda would be on this season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” everyone wondered how things would work out between Miranda and Larry David. The video above shows exactly the kind of interaction fans must have been hoping for.

If you’re a ‘Curb’ fan you know that David rarely if ever gets along with anyone. And Miranda? In real life, he gets along with, like, every body. Everyone loves the guy. So what did they do? They flipped it and made Miranda into a control freak, which made the last two episodes of the season really memorable.

From the first moments we see Miranda and David on the screen, they’re immediately at odds with one another.

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From their very first moments on screen together, we’re supposed to see that David has met his match.

They get into a feud so ridiculous that it even gets physical, with Miranda throwing David to the ground to gain the upper hand in a meeting.

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Younger and stronger, David’s going to have a tough time getting his way with Miranda.

So what are they feuding about? Episode 9 and 10 are sort of a two-parter, where Miranda is asked to be the lead in a musical David has written.

The musical is about Salman Rushdie’s fatwa. Miranda, of course, plays Rushdie, the writer who famously wrote “The Satanic Verses” and as a result, the Ayatollah of Iran had a “fatwa,” or hit, put out on him.

Miranda plays opposite actor F. Murray Abraham, who plays the Ayatollah.

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The musical numbers put together for this part of the episode are actually legit. The musical numbers were written and composed by Justin Hurwitz, the two-time Oscar-winning composer of “La La Land.” Five-time Tony award winner Susan Strotman choreographed it all, bringing a real Broadway show feel to it all. They didn’t cut any corners for this part.

Miranda took to Twitter to shout them both out.

Probably doesn’t hurt to be a big broadway star yourself to have the best in the game come and help out.

But back to the drama! Miranda and David’s conflict finally comes to a head.

There are several storylines that converge at this one moment, where Miranda is NOT going to put up with David’s mouth anymore, and he gives him the backhand of his gauntlet (glove).

With the duel being thrown down, there’s nothing left to do but to take it to pistols (paintball guns).

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When David’s pants fall, he pulls the trigger. Miranda inadvertently gets shot in the mouth with a blue paintball, ruining his voice for several months. The fatwa is over.

And if their rivalry isn’t enough to get you pumped about Miranda on the show, hearing about his dream of being on it since his college days might.

See? You too could some day slap the snot out of one of your heroes. Dream come true.

READ: A Latino Father Falsely Accused Of Murder Was Saved By And Episode Of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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Victoria Cruz Sees Hope For The Future Of LGBTQ+ Rights 50 Years After She Witnessed The Stonewall Riots

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Victoria Cruz Sees Hope For The Future Of LGBTQ+ Rights 50 Years After She Witnessed The Stonewall Riots

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The history of Gay Rights in the country date back to the late ’60s and the epicenter was Manhattan. The core fighters of the LGBTQ community include Marsha P. Johnson, Scott G. Brown, Sylvia Rivera, and a slew of other pioneers. The sad thing is this generation has passed or will very soon, which is why we have to honor their legacy while they’re still alive. One of those people is an inspiring person in our Latinx community.

Victoria Cruz, who is in her 70s, is a survivor of the Stonewall Riots and is still very much a part of the fight for LGBTQ rights.


Cruz, who was born in Puerto Rico, is one of 11 children that grew up in New York. While Cruz was born a male, she knew since she was in high school that she was a woman. Back in the ’60s, that was no easy thing to admit, yet her Puerto Rican family supported her transition.

While her family and close community were supportive, Cruz faced immense hardships including harassment from the police, and later in the ’90s, she was assaulted.


Four of her coworkers physically assaulted her, which left her in ruins.

“I was very angry. Very angry,” Cruz said in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2017. “The worst part of it is that I couldn’t feel the ground beneath me, and added that she was “was contemplating suicide,” at the time.

But she overcame that tough time and is recognized as a leader in the movement for Gay Rights.

Yet, despite the hate and violence she faced, Cruz pushed on standing up for her LGBTQ+ family.

“I used to go to St. Vincent’s on my lunch hour…and I would see her,” Cruz told The Advocate. “She called to me, ‘Victoria, come here.’ And she always called me Dickie, you know, so when she said, ‘Victoria come here,’ I knew that she meant business. I sat down, and she looked at me. She said, ‘Try to keep the community together because we are our own worst enemy. And there’s power in numbers.’ And then she said, ‘The world will come up to try to divide us, and when you divide a community, you conquer it. So try to keep the community together.’”

As a trans woman and pioneer of the LGBTQ movement, Cruz said positive change is happening right now.


“I’m optimistic, and I’m hopeful that it will change for the better,” she told The Advocate. “There’s power in numbers. If we unite and keep united, we can make the future different, and what we want it to be. By galvanizing one another, we galvanize each other. And with the same frame of mind, the same frame of thought, we can change what’s happening.”

Trans rights are the new frontier in the LGBTQ+ movement. Despite the contributions made to the movement by trans women of color, cis members of the LGBTQ+ community ignore their plight or add to the harassment.

“There is so much hatred directed toward queer people, particularly transgender women of color. For what? Why? I think it may be about people’s own insecurities about their own identities and sexualities. And further, people don’t know their history,” Cruz told BC/Stories. “The transgender experience isn’t new. It’s as old as the human experience, and anyone who does their research would know this. I think society needs to be educated, and maybe after being educated, empathy will follow.”

READ: Zuri Moreno Made Sure The Trans Community In Montana Remained Safe

Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible


Keds Latest Designs Proves That Avoiding Cultural Appropriation In Fashion Is Totally Possible


It’s always really cool to see a big name brand embrace the art of our Latinidad. It’s like a nod to all of the great Latinx artisans who add beauty and color to our culture. In fact, seeing consumers enthusiastically welcome these goods feels like further validation. With this in mind, it makes this new collaboration all the sweeter for us art and fashion lovers.

Keds is collaborating with designers Thelma Dávila and Lolita Mia on a line inspired by the Latina-created brands.

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In what the shoe company is calling a “collaboration fiesta,” Keds released three fun and vibrant new designs.

Some of the shoes borrow inspiration from Thelma Dávila’s colorful Guatemalan textiles. Alternatively, other pairs utilize Lolita Mia’s festive fringe as embellishments. These touches combine with Keds’ original platform shoes to make a unique product.

Of the partnership with these new brands, Keds’ website says:

“It’s so rewarding to be able to be a part of the professional and personal growth of women who decided to follow their dreams. Entrepreneurs (especially female ones) are always brave, they’re risk-takers that believe strongly in themselves. And we believe in them too. We’re so excited to introduce you to our latest for-women-by-women collaborations.”

The Thelma Dávila brand is named after its Guatemalan founder.


The company specializes in designing and crafting unique pieces by hand. Furthermore, their products utilize Guatemalan textiles, leathers and non-leather materials. Obviously, this collaboration is built on a solid relationship between the two brands. Since last year, Keds retail locations have carried Thelma Dávila bags and products in stores.

On their website, Keds said the design collaborations were intent on “taking geometric design and color cues from [Dávila’s] native culture, our classic Triple Kick gets transformed into a fiesta-ready standout.”

Founded by jewelry artisan and entrepreneur, Elena Gil, Lolita Mia is a Costa Rican accessory brand.


While studying abroad in Italy, Gil made a significant personal discovery. She realized that ethnic crafts and traditions were very alike across regions. Specifically, they were similar in cultural importance. In light of this, she decided to start her own brand. Lolita Mia’s handmade products embrace what Gil has coined a “Universal Ethnic Luxury.”

Of the collaboration with Lolita Mia, Keds’ website reads:

“[The] aesthetic shines through in these playful renditions of our platforms in the form of fun, festive fringe and punchy tropical shades.”

The Ked × Lolita Mia collaboration has two designs while the Ked x Thelma Dávila collab is made up of one.

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“Triple Tassel” is a multicolored platform with purple, pink, orange and white tassels attached to the laces. “Triple Decker Fringe” is an off-white platform slip-on with multi-colored fringe and golden embellishments on top. The “Triple Kick” features a neutral platform with Guatemalan textile accents around the bottom.

Each design is priced at $70 a pair. Moreover, they are available exclusively on Keds’ website. Be sure to order yours today and add a little extra Latinx flare to your summer looks.

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