Before writing Hamilton or sharing the music of Encanto with the world, Lin-Manuel Miranda was talking more about bagels than ... Bruno."In my lean, single years, the only thing I was good at were pizza bagels, Miranda tells Yahoo Life. "I'm talking four cheeses, barbecue sauce mixed with the tomato sauce and H&H Bagels — if I could splurge for them."But Miranda flew too close to the sun while dating his now wife, Vanessa Nadal. He tried to create a special pizza bagel for her, and an epic kitchen fail ensued. "Judge me not too harshly because I was in my 20s," says Miranda, "I saw one of her bars of dark chocolate and I decided to melt that in with the tomato sauce and make a dark-chocolate-cheese pizza bagel.""I presented it to my wife with pride," he continues, "and she said to me, 'This tastes horrible, and you ruined my chocolate bar — like, this is a double crime.' We talk about the dark-chocolate pizza bagel."Now that Miranda and Nadal have two kids, the 42-year-old filmmaker says he has shifted to simpler tasks in the kitchen. "I'm a parent, so it's really fried eggs and chicken tenders, all day, every day."
Rapper and singer Lil Nas X, 23, has used his platform to break down stereotypes and to elevate Black queer visibility. "I'm less afraid to step out of my comfort zone," Nas, who’s birth name is Montero, recently told People magazine.