West Wing, Washington, D.C. He used to stutter when he was younger and didn’t stop until he got to law school and a friend helped him.
Los Angeles, CA In 2015 she sent each member of the US Congress a letter supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. Each of her letters was sent with a copy of the book “Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for the ERA is Now” by Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition.
Los Angeles, CA As a boy he had asthma and could not play sports or do any activities with other children, so his parents and his older brother would often take him to movie theaters; it was at this stage in his life that he developed a passion for cinema.
In her studio, New York City, NY "I wanted to make work where the viewer wouldn't walk away; he would either giggle nervously, get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”
Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, CA After being ordered by a federal judge to unlock the phone of the suspected terrorist responsible for the San Bernadino shooting (2015), Cook responded in an open letter calling the government's demands a "breach of privacy" with "chilling" consequences.
Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA “…for six weeks they met for dinner once or twice a week at Sandberg’s six-bedroom home. Sandberg, who goes to bed early and starts e-mailing at 5 a.m., often had to usher the nocturnal Zuckerberg out at midnight.” -The New Yorker
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At her grandmother’s home, Pasadena, CA She is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a MacArthur Fellow.
New York City, NY “So you see these young actors, and sometimes older actors who whip themselves into an emotionally masturbatory state, and you just look at them and say, 'Oh, you poor thing, don’t do this to yourself.'”
Mayors Office, Los Angeles, CA “On his first full day as mayor, Garcetti proclaimed that Los Angeles was beginning to leave behind its cultures of car ownership.”
New York City, NY Hillary Clinton wrote to NASA as a child inquiring how to become an astronaut. NASA replied that girls could not be astronauts.
Washington, D.C. She began helping out her family’s finances at the age of 13, by waiting tables at her aunt’s Mexican restaurant. Before the mid-1990s, she was a registered Republican.
Joe Allen, New York City, NY “Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats the last.”
New York City, NY “If I’m not in my studio for a couple of days I become quite nervous.” Currently Jeff Koons has a factory that employs 120 people.
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Growing up, he worked in a pool hall in the business his family owned, The Sanitary Café. He was the first member of his family to attend college and has never been married.
Twins/Olympians Boston, MA "For the women, who typically earn little playing pro hockey, the Olympics are everything. They’re the only possible meal ticket. Such high stakes create intensity.” -Time Magazine
On the set of Transparent, Pasadena, CA "Soloway is embarking on a journey through foreign territory with entirely different rules of engagement, a place where the smallest works in our language-pronoun-can cause the greatest offense. The emergence of trans culture into the mainstream has been marked by harmful missteps, many committed by feminists, but Soloway seems at ease, confident that this is a story they have every right to tell.” – Brodesser-Akner / NYTimes
At home in Los Angeles, CA He was born in the Bronx but was raised in California from the age of five.
Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello)
In his apartment, East Village, New York City, NY “The secret weapon that I always had…was training for the Olympic team in long-distance running in Ukraine for about a decade. So by the time I got into punk rock, at 14-15 years old, I was already champion of Kiev twice in long-distance running.”
Huffington Post Offices, New York City, NY The Huffington Post has approximately 79 million unique visitors per month.
New York City, NY This image was taken before "four women accused the chef of inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades, setting off a chain of events that lead to his downfall."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Born in West Virginia, Gates, also known by his friends as Skip, became the head of the African America Studies Department at Harvard University in 1991.
New York City, NY Fashion stylist and consultant known for her refined sensibilities, is also a two-time survivor of breast cancer. “All in all I've had 15 surgeries on my breasts, and I've had my ovaries removed,” she said. “You know, it's been a long nine years.”
Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. “I called him a liar twice. Because he lied to me twice.” (about George Bush)
Huffington Post Offices, New York City, NY A former fashion model often featured in Seventeen magazine, and the model and spokesperson for Estée Lauder cosmetics from 1983 to 1989, Willow earned her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is the Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.
This American Life, New York City, NY “Every person has a story to tell, but every person does not have a story that’s good enough to tell a million people”