Coolest Interview Related Magazines and Websites

I’ve always thought that interviews were really cool. Celebrities are obviously cool people and I love profiles in magazines that give us better insight into who that celebrity is. These are some of the best sources for celebrity interviews.

Rolling Stone 

You probably should be searching for a particular celebrity because the magazine has so many different issues of it. The magazine interviews pretty much everyone you can possibly think of so it’s a trusted source to find the most interesting interviews out there.

Interview Magazine

The title says it all, Interview Magazine has the best interviews. The best part about them is that most of the time, it’s celebrities interviewing other celebrities. There’s something really special about reading how these celebrities interact with one another. Sometimes it’s a director and actor, actress and actress, or many other different fields or whatever. At the end of the day, they are all artists and these interviews show the respect they have for one another.

Joe Smith Library of Congress

This collection that’s in the Library of Congress has old yet still very interesting interviews Joe Smith has collected over the years with many different famous musicians. He talks to everyone including B.B. King, Linda Ronstadt, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton, David Bowie, Ray Charles, and many more. It’s definitely worth checking out.

Blank On Blank

Blank On Blank is a short program brought to us by PBS. It also features really cool animations along with these lost interviews. Interview subjects include: Tupac, Johnny Cash, Meryl Streep, Elliott Smith, Lou Reed, Kurt Cobain, and many more!

 

Celebrities Who Went To College

It’s true that a lot of celebrities skipped getting a degree and went straight to college. Some became actresses and actors then later pursued college. Regardless of when they did it, these are all famous people that you don’t know because of their brains but they’ve certainly proved their smarts!

Natalie Portman
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This stunning actress has brains too! She went to Harvard and got her degree in psychology. She also speaks many different languages like: Hebrew, French, Arabic, German, Japanese, and obviously English. She’s proved that being smart and learning things just because can be beneficial to you in the future!

James Franco


This actor has basically studied everywhere at this point. He obviously can’t get enough of education which isn’t a bad thing at all. He first started off studying at UCLA. After becoming an actor for awhile, he decided he wanted to attend graduate school so he did so in New York. I’m not going to mention all the schools he attended for graduate school since there’s like three rather wordy names. But basically, he’s currently getting his PhD at Yale University.

Conan O’Brien

The funny comedian graduated from Harvard University.

Edward Norton


This actor went to Yale University where he was a competitive rower. He also managed to act in the university productions alongside fellow actors Ron Livingston and Paul Giamatti. Norton ended up graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Meryl Streep


This actress who’s been nominated for more Oscars than anyone else is also extremely educated. She went to Vassar College then Yale School of Drama.

Rivers Cuomo


The Weezer lead singer went to Harvard after Weezer’s debut album reached commercial success. He ended up attending class off and on from 1995 to 2006. He ended up graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Emma Watson


The Harry Potter star was obviously young when the film’s were made. She decided to go after a degree. Watson began attending Brown University in 2009. She took a little hiatus to go back to acting but she’s apparently back at the school and set to graduate this year!

Fashion Icon: Audrey Hepburn

Classy and iconic actress Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of a true fashion icon. She has inspired so many actresses, models, and just everyday people in general. Here are some of Aubrey’s most famous looks that I personally love and has influenced me to wear something similar. Everyone needs a little Aubrey Hepburn in their lives.

This is the traditional LBD that became Hepburn’s signature look. Although it’s still extremely popular, no one pulls it off quite like Aubrey. She’s not showing off her body, she’s just wearing a classy and beautiful dress that she clearly loves.

This is THE Audrey Hepburn classic look. After looking at this picture, it’s not hard to see why. The gloves plus her necklace and gorgeous bun and hair piece makes the outfit truly come together. This is a look that will continue to be continually recreated and remembered.

Not many people can rock sunglasses quite as well as Audrey can. Her bathing suit is totally chic and stunning. Plus her timeless pixie cut is showcased here so it’s obviously an important look that we shouldn’t forget about.

I could be wrong but there wasn’t a whole lot of actresses wearing pant suits like this back in the day. Most actresses wore only dresses that showed off their curves and other body parts. (I’m looking at you, Marilyn Monroe) There’s nothing wrong with that, but Hepburn brought something new to the table by making this minimal look such a classy looking one. She was skinny and lacked curves, but she was different from other movie stars at the time and we embrace her look and timeless beauty.

Best Education Quotes

Quotes have always been my favorite. These quotes on the topic of education from some of the worlds greatest leaders and educators are all extremely important. Hope you like them as much as I do!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”- Mark Twain

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”- Robert Frost

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”- Margaret Mead

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”- Malcolm X

“Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”- Audrey Hepburn

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”- John F. Kennedy

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”- Aristotle

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”- B.B. King

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”- Henry Ford

“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”- Albert Einstein

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”- Oscar Wilde

 

The Movie Unbroken and What It Means To Me

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I found the movie Unbroken to be an inspirational one to say the least. I haven’t read the book and I’m the type that absolutely hates to see a movie before I read the book. I was still familiar with Louis Zamperini’s story and so I went ahead and saw the movie. One of my favorite parts, and I’m not sure how accurate it is, was when Louis changed his attitude. He was a kid that constantly in fights due to the fact that he was different from the other boys. He believed the lies the boys told him, that he wasn’t good enough to do anything. Louis’s brother Pete told him that he could do anything that he wanted to do and encouraged him to use his quick speed to use by joining the track team. Pete pushed him to keep going harder and harder, even calling him mean names from the sidelines as Louis was running in races.

I think this story about his childhood is important because it shows his change of attitude. It shows that you don’t have to accept being a negative person who refuses to evolve, you can change your attitude. Changing your attitude depends upon changing your state of mind and the way that you view yourself and the ones around you. You can’t just convince yourself that you’re not important and that everyone is against you. You have to motivate yourself and believe in your abilities.

A motto that Louis uses throughout the hardships he endures in his life is something that Pete told him, “If you can take it, you can make it.” This is a beautiful and optimistic take on life and it can make things easier to face. Louis refused being a bitter person who did nothing with his life and being a more hopeful and happy person was what got him through being stuck on a boat for 47 days at sea then the months of being held at a Japanese POW camp.

In the end, Louis decided to get rid of all bitterness and forgive. It took him awhile but he eventually let go and became a better person because of it. Louis Zamperini has a story about life, love, survival, change, bitterness, rage, and also forgiveness. Once he accepted Christ as his savior, he forgave all of the Japanese men who held him captive. Some of which were amazed with Zamperini’s faith and were then led to accept Christ as well. Above all, this movie shows that change is inevitable but it’s also something positive if we allow it to be that way.

Christmas Movie Characters

One of the best things about Christmas movies to keep in mind as you watch some holiday favorites with your family is the charming characters. From the smart to the silly, these characters are all different types of heroes in their own personal ways. Charming and endearing, these are some characters that have stuck with me as I’ve watched these Christmas movies growing up. Hopefully you’ll have the same reaction as mine.

Buddy The Elf from Elf

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He’s extremely lovable and always happy. He’s love and adoration for Christmas is altogether contagious to say the least. The joy and belief that he has in the holiday is precious and charming. It’s pretty much impossible not to love this character and his spirit.

Clark Griswold from Christmas Vacation

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He always looks on the bright side, maybe to a fault at times. He does what he can for his family. His antics that he finds himself in are entertaining and never get old no matter how many times you’ve seen this movie. He’s a hilarious dad that would definitely be fun to be around.

Ralphie from A Christmas Story

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Let’s be real, Ralphie is a major dork. But he’s a dreamer who knows what he wants, even if what he wants isn’t always the smartest thing for him. He’s just a kid finding his way and it’s endearing to be able to watch him grow up within this movie as he navigates through his life.

The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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He’s obviously not meant to be a sweet and lovely character. But after seeing everything that the Grinch had to endure as a young boy, you get an idea of why he acts the way he does. He’s been bullied and knocked down many times in life. But the cool thing about this movie is watching him and his heart grow bigger and bigger. He tries to be a mean evil guy, but at the end of the day he’s just a caring and loving guy that you can’t help but love.

Kevin from Home Alone

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Kevin is a little brat at the beginning of this movie. But once he wakes up and his family is gone, he thinks they left him on purpose. This made him appreciate his family more, especially considering the things he had to deal with when home alone. He was brave and faced the robbers head on which is a lot more than I would’ve done if it was me in his shoes. He’s a clever kid who knows that he must protect his house and think on his feet even if he’s scared.

George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life

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I’ve already dedicated an entire post to this movie here recently. But any Christmas character list would be incomplete with him missing from it. So basically, George Bailey is the perfect fictional character because he always puts other people before himself. He gave up his chance to see the world in order to remain in his boring little town to run his fathers business. He’s a caring guy who loses some faith in the movie but he always always finds his way in the end.

Movies & TV Shows About Small Towns

In these respective movies & TV shows, we get a glimpse of the hopes that those who live there have. These characters may face challenges but they never stop dreaming.

1. Billy Elliot
This is an endearing tale about a 10 year old boy living in London. Both his father and brother are coal miners & Billy is forced to take boxing lessons. Instead, Billy is intrigued by the ballet class next door and ends up dancing behind his fathers back. Billy’s journey to using dance as an outlet to get out is amazing.

2. Friday Night Lights
This TV show follows the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. The town is filled with characters that live for Friday Night football played by the high school called the Dillon Panthers. The coaches, players, & everyone living in Dillon gets caught up in football. This story about a small town stands out because of all the hopes, drama, and dreams that the people have.

3. October Sky
Homer Hickam lives in Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957. His father works at the mines and Homer who is in high school, is likely to follow in his footsteps. Then, Homer watches the launch of Sputnik in complete awe and signs up for the Science fair. He joins his friends with encouragement from their science teacher & launches rockets. This is an inspirational true story that no matter what is typical for our hometown, we can go after what we want.

4. Good Will Hunting
Will is a guy working as a Janitor at M.I.T. in his town of Boston. He solves the seemingly impossible math problems that no one else can solve. The teacher discovers Will and also finds out that the boy has an attitude problem. Will finds out more about himself from his therapist played by the late and great Robin Williams. Will has it in his head that he’s destined to live and die in his small town instead of living up to his full potential.

5. Garden State
Zach Braff and Natalie Portman star in this movie about a man returning to his New Jersey town for his mothers funeral. There he meets the quirky Sam who teaches him that home isn’t always a place. Sometimes our home is a person. Sometimes we want out of our small town life so desperately only to discover that we can find the ones we love there.

6. Once
A girl & a guy dream of making it out of having to work off jobs and become full time musicians. They are stuck in their mundane lives and desperately dream of better. It’s a beautiful portrait of reality & that everything isn’t going to work in our favor sometimes.

7. Dazed And Confused
This coming of age film follows the lives of several different types of teens & the adventures they have at the start of summer break. We see upcoming freshman boys get paddled, freshman girls pretending to be dogs, and just pure violent hazing behavior as an initiation. However, it also shows us a glimpse of what high schoolers go through.

8. Rudy
Rudy is just a small guy with zero athletic ability. But he dreams of dressing one game for his favorite football team Notre Dame. This movie is an inspirational ride as Rudy is faced with challenge after challenge but he never gives up. His desire to get out of his small town and be better than anyone else is what gets him ahead.

9. Everwood
This show follows a big time doctor settling in a small town with his two kids after their mother dies. Ephron must learn how to adjust to the small town of Everwood as he navigates all of the people. The girl from Revenge is much younger in this and it’s a great show about growing up, falling in love, and dealing with loss.

10. 8 mile
This movie is the semi-autobiographic film about the rapper Eminem’s life. His character who’s rap name is Rabbit is living in Detroit, living at home in a trailer with his mom, and barely getting buy. He feels trapped in this town where he’s lived his whole life. This film is kind of his grapple with his future and overcoming people who doubt his rapping ability.