Some Up: Oct 25th-31st

A little late for this one – my parents were in town so I was enjoying a nice visit with them!

Article: Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa first heard of his death online (BBC News)

There has to be some humanity left… this must have been the most devastating way to hear this news.

Article: As trial approaches, judge may allow the men Kyle Rittenhouse shot to be called ‘rioters’ or ‘looters’ — but ‘victim’ isn’t allowed (CNN)

The term victim DOES apply to those who Rittenhouse shot. This is such an absurd ruling by the judge. I am wary to see what happens next with this trial.

Article: ‘Carol’s Journey’: What Facebook knew about how it radicalized users (NBC News)

Facebook is so, SO damaging and clearly doesn’t seem to take the risks of it’s product seriously. Is the Jan 6th insurrection not enough for you, Facebook?

Article: A Civil Rights Pioneer Seeks to Have Her Record Cleared (New York Times)

A story I didn’t know, but so important.

Article: How ‘attainable’ is Langford’s Attainable Home Ownership plan? (Capital Daily)

This is a pretty disappointing initiative when you look closely. We have a housing crisis in the area but this isn’t the solution.

Article: Hiker lost on US mountain ignored calls from rescuers because he didn’t recognise the number (The Guardian)

I get it, man. I get it. But pick up your phone.

Movie: Loving Vincent

This movie was absolutely incredible. Thousands of hand-painted frames, all brought together to tell the heartbreaking story of Van Gogh.

I had followed it’s development for years only to miss it’s limited run in theatres, but I’m so happy I finally got to see it now.

The critical reviews are somewhat middling but I was honestly taken aback by this film. Totally incredible.

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