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Indiewire's #LongReads: Tom Junod on Mister Rogers, The Origins of Robocop and More

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire February 14, 2014 at 5:11PM

All we’re trying to do is save you the hassle of having to dig after a long week at work.
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Original digital artwork by Minna Gilligan for Rookie article "I Have to Do It Right: An Interview With Jean Grae."
Original digital artwork by Minna Gilligan for Rookie article "I Have to Do It Right: An Interview With Jean Grae."

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: 

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.

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."

Lyttelton’s prose does all the thinking for you. Need we say more?

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what went into making the original “Robocop.”

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.

This article is related to: longreads, RoboCop, Jean Grae, The Lego Movie , House Of Cards