The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

“I am selfish, private and easily bored. Will this be a problem?”
Since she shares an office and Don is usually working, she feels his office is a good place to find solitude. In these scenes, I had a specific request of Tom Sadoski; I didn’t want him to touch me. A lot of times when men see women cry, they think they should touch or hug them and “rescue them.” I hate that. Sometimes when you’re sad or angry, you just want someone to be there to hear you, give you space and respect that the last thing you want is for someone to placate you…It was important to me that Sloan didn’t crumble or become manic or hyper. Sloan was victimized, but it doesn’t make her the victim. I wanted to show that Sloan may have taken a hit, but she didn’t get knocked down. As a woman, it’s important to me that Sloan knows how to take care of herself and doesn’t let someone else’s actions or opinions define who she is.

—Olivia Munn on her Newsroom character, Sloan Sabbath, having nude photos leaked to the public by an ex-boyfriend (via two-cent-coins)

(Source: each-oceans-end, via raysperson)

When you write a song like Forrest Gump, the subject can’t be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort. I don’t fear anybody … " He laughs, making eye contact at last, his face lighting up, " … at all. So, to answer your question, yes, I could have easily changed the words. But for what? I just feel like it’s just another time now. I have no interest in contributing to that, especially with my art. It’s the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons.

Frank Ocean, in an interview with The Guardian



Here are the complete seven pages of the marvelously written autobiographical essay “How I Trumped Rudolf Steiner and Overcame the Tribulations of Illiteracy, One Snickers Bar at a Time” by the American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.

(Source: the book The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007. Edited by Dave Eggers.  Introduction by Sufjan Stevens.)

Full page scan size: 1200 x 1920 pixels.

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