— “Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95,” The New York Times. It’s a 6,625-word obit, written by iconic NYT journalist Bill Keller, no less. (via shortformblog)
But the thing about the show was that some of the writing on it was terrible. It just ended up being some weird slapstick humor that only a 10-year-old would laugh at. They took out the kissing scene that Nick had. I had to shave every day because they wanted me to pretend like I was 16 when I was 20 (when the show was done, I cut my hair off and grew as much of a beard as I could). We went along with it at the time, because we thought Disney was our only real shot, and we were terrified that it could all be taken away from us at any moment.
I have never been a fan of the Jonas Brothers. I don’t think I could even name one of their songs. But this is a truly fascinating read.