By Shipra Harbola Gupta | Indiewire February 14, 2014 at 5:11PM
Rapid fire is the publishing world's new normal, but inspiring long-form content is not a thing of the past. Enter #LongReads: a weekly post published on Fridays containing what we believe to be 5 of the most compelling pieces of long-form, entertainment-related content produced that week.
With that, here are our
picks for this week:
- "Can You Say…Hero?" by Tom Jenod, published by Esquire
Drawing from his encounters with Fred Rogers a.k.a. Mister Rogers over the course of a few decades, Jenod assembles a collection of heartwarming antidotes that demonstrate how Rogers’ public and private personas were one and the same.
- "Is House of Cards TV?" by Spencer Kornhaber, published by The Atlantic
At one point during the interview, Willimon muses: "I don't know how much longer the idea of a ‘season’ will be something that we feel like we need to adhere to in television. Even the idea of an episode."
- "Discuss: Is The Success Of 'The Lego Movie' To Be Celebrated...Or Feared?" by Oliver Lyttelton, published on The Playlist
Lyttelton’s prose does all the thinking for you. Need we say more?
- "RoboCop: The Oral History" by Simon Abrams, published by Esquire
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what went into making the original “Robocop.”
- "I Have to Do It Right: An Interview With Jean Grae" by Danielle Henderson, published by Rookie
Rookie may be a publication geared towards teenage girls, but their writers (and their adolescent readers for that matter) certainly have a meaningful relationship with culture, as demonstrated by this thoughtful interview with independent rapper and filmmaker Jean Grae.