Gawker unearths the original New York Times article on the plight of Solomon Northrup, born free in New York then kidnapped into slavery down South, and whose story is told in 12 Years A Slave.
Hearts Like Ours, live on The Late Late Show.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (via quotes-shape-us)
She dumped me for the worst reason of all. For absolutely no reason at all…I mean, if she fell in love with someone else, or I did something wrong, or I let her down in some unforgivable way…That, I’d understand, right? But instead, she said…it wasn’t anything. Not a single thing. It was just me. I was nice. I was kind. We just…she didn’t see the connection anymore. I think she thought I was boring. And the cruelest part is, when someone says something mean about you, you know when they’re right.
—Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle (via quotes-shape-us)