“I definitely feel like everything is yet to come. And anytime you feel like everything has been done, you’re just dating yourself tremendously, thinking you’re at the end of any cycle, it’s just an easy illusion to fall into.” — Mike Mills

Mike Mills

“I definitely feel like everything is yet to come. And anytime you feel like everything has been done, you’re just dating yourself tremendously, thinking you’re at the end of any cycle, it’s just an easy illusion to fall into.” — Mike Mills

Interview by Brian Hendricks / Photography by Todd Cole

“My biggest strength as an actor is my ability to trust and give myself to someone’s vision. And I feel like somewhere deeply that is my job, and somewhere deeply that’s where the best things happen. Because if you’re off balance and you’re not controlling things, then you can address impulses and instincts that you didn’t know you had.” — Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

“My biggest strength as an actor is my ability to trust and give myself to someone’s vision. And I feel like somewhere deeply that is my job, and somewhere deeply that’s where the best things happen. Because if you’re off balance and you’re not controlling things, then you can address impulses and instincts that you didn’t know you had.” — Willem Dafoe

Interview by Brian Hendricks / Photography by Terry Richardson / Styling by Heathermary Jackson

Tom Robbins

His nine novels have illuminated, inspired, enlightened and amused his millions of readers with a geography built on metaphor, wit, wisdom and a willingness and ability to see the world as the most fascinating and amusing design the imagination can construct. “These men—some friends, some acquaintances, a couple (Pynchon and Cohen) only admired from afar—have demonstrated through their ideas, images, and acts of intellectual courage how it’s possible to avoid the bourgeois compromise and to think, create, and even reside outside the realm of ‘normal’ expectations.”

Interview by Brian Hendricks

Ethan Hawke

“Cause, you know, it’s always a little bit of a lie, whenever you read a profile on anybody, that there is any narrative to any of our lives. As a writer when you’re writing the profile you have to kind of create a narrative. ‘He was born in Austin and then he did this and then he was in Dead Poets Society and then he was in Training Day and then he got married and then he got divorced and now he’s in London.’ And you make it like there’s a beginning, middle and an end when, of course, life’s never really happened that way.”

Interview by Brian Hendricks / Photography by Ola Rindal