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“And while maybe you don’t care if Justin Bieber ever does make his way back to a kind of normalcy, perhaps you can admit there is at least something admirable, in the abstract, about someone finding a way to survive, and even to become kind, when all they’ve been taught since a young age, by millions of adoring people, is that there is no need for them to be kind at all. And if that doesn’t move you, then maybe you can at least find sociological interest in the process that Bieber is about to recount here, which is how you turn into someone you don’t want to be, and what you do about it once you decide you want to be someone else. Someone better, even.”
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A profile of the director.
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A profile of 24-year-old John John Florence.
An essay on clothing in uncertain times.
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A profile of the Carolina Panthers quarterback.
Talking to Lee Daniels about Empire, Hollywood, and survival.
The search for an Iraq veteran on the brink of suicide.
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Retracing Hunter S. Thompson’s steps 40 years later.
“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”
Making vision boards with rap’s strangest fallen star.