How Mister Rogers’ Life of Quiet Grace Turned Him Into an Unlikely Pop Culture Hero 16 Years After His Death

'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred RogersFred Rogers isn’t your typical pop culture icon.
As the host of the long-running PBS children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he wasn’t slick or sarcastic, hip or…

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Opinion: How DC’s Mister Miracle Helped Me Confront Fatherhood

Warning: this article contains spoilers for all 12 issues of Mister Miracle!

When it debuted last year, Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle seemed to be a story about master escape artist Scott Free confronting the one trap he can’t outwit: death itself. Even as Scott joined in on a massive cosmic war between the rival worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, he faced the prospect that his very reality is a lie. At a certain point, readers are left to question if the entire series is some sort of fevered hallucination generated by the mind of a dying god.

The series reached a major turning point midway through, however. Scott abruptly learns in issue #6 that his wife Big Barda is expecting, which hit home to me: this spring, my wife very matter-of-factly informed me she was pregnant with our first child as we were driving home from the grocery store one afternoon.

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Breakout Docs: How Mister Rogers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Identical Triplets Became Box Office Stars

It’s said that good things come in threes, and that seems to be the case in more than one respect for Neon’s latest documentary, “Three Identical Strangers.” Tim Wardle’s film about identical triplets who were separated at birth and adopted by three different families, only to be reunited by chance years later, enjoyed the best […]



The Death of Sweet Mister By Daniel Woodrell (Paperback)

The Death of Sweet Mister By Daniel Woodrell (Paperback)

Overview Shug Akins is a lonely, overweight thirteen-year-old boy. His mother, Glenda, is the one person who loves him-she calls him Sweet Mister and attempts to boost his confidence and give him hope for his future. Shuggie’s purported father, Red, is a brutal man with a short fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks mix comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, with his shiny green T-bird and his smart city clothes. When he and Glenda begin a torrid affair, a series of violent events is inevitably set in motion. The outcome will break your heart. “This is Daniel Woodrell’s third book set in the Ozarks and, like the other two, Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels back the layers from lives already made bare by poverty and petty crime.” -Otto Penzler, “Penzler Pick, 2001” Product details Isbn-13: 9780316206143, 978-0316206143 Author: Daniel Woodrell Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Publication date: 2012-04-24 About Wordery Wordery is one of the UK’s largest online booksellers. With millions of satisfied customers who enjoy low prices on a huge range of books, we offer a reliable and trusted service and consistently receive excellent feedback. We offer a huge range of over 8 million books; bestsellers, children’s books, cheap paperbacks, baby books, special edition hardbacks and textbooks. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Wordery offers Free Delivery on all UK orders, and competitively priced international delivery. #HappyReading

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Mister Shah

Mr. Wahid Shah is a Londoner of Pakistani descent, an accountant, a devoted husband, a fan of classical music. He is also perpetually on guard against the onslaught of his city’s unhygienic terrors.When one day he dons a surgical mask in order to avoid bacteria on the Underground his quiet life is turned upside down: he is no longer seen as just another citizen but as a dangerous radical.

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