This is the first issue of The Mockingbird and, in it, there’s something everyone. We take notes from the original Mockingbird himself, Elvis Presley. We interview Francis Spufford about his recently published work, Unapologetic. We look also into the art of dying in the age of the modern hospital, as well as pieces about teachers, preachers, and reality television; police detectives breaking the law, and a son experiencing the onset of his father’s bout with Alzheimer’s. Released February 2014.