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

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

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?

  • 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.”

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

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