The World Cup is finally here!
Take a look at this great video by Amnesty UK highlighting human rights issues in Brazil.
Mass protests have led to ill-equipped police using unnecessary force on civilians. Ask Brazil not to turn the beautiful game ugly, and respect human rights for all.
I spent a few hours with the cast of Minor Delays – a new sketch show heading to Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival this summer.
We took a number of different cast photos in and around London’s Southbank for their promotional materials before they head north in August. We spent over an hour in the middle of Waterloo Bridge experimenting with different shots and it’s great to see some creative images come out from it.
Quality Magazine Time on Flickr.
I love magazines and I love print journalism, even though I have a rather hypocritical qualification that would suggest the opposite.
I’ve been enjoying a lot of magazines recently. Take a look at my favourite magazine subscriptions here: leonpuplett.com/magazine-subscribtions/
This is the incredible story of how a teenager managed to dupe professional journalists and footballers alike by building a twitter following of thousands.
This story proves just how easy it is to fuel flames across the football world and how thousands of fans will follow accounts of ‘journalists’ who may have never published a word.
Perhaps this story demonstrates a difference between reporters and journalists and represents the type of breaking news some football fans look for from twitter.
Are these twitter accounts the new front line of journalism? Do journalists need to publish or can they tell stories through micro-blogging alone?
Whilst there is a clear difference between a 15 year old tweeting made up quotes and reporters sharing their own agent-fed rumours it could be argued the boy was doing the same as generations of fans have done before him at work and in pubs - posing as a footballing authority with very little evidence to back them up, apart from what they read or they heard from a mate’s friend’s cousin’s wife’s brother who knows the woman who works with the chef at X Football Club.
Don’t we all just want to be that authority, to have people listen to our opinions and hold us in high regard? He was just very good at it. Better in fact, than most professionals twice and even thrice his age.
It is a beautiful film.
Ben Stiller is so good; reesrved and humble as Mitty.
It’s so nice to see the incredible Icelandic landscape (and Greenland) on the big screen.
I didn’t know it is a remake of a 1947 film (which wasn’t set at Life magazine).
It embraced the fact that some people see the world differently.
Try walking down the road with the soundtrack on. You might see the world differently too.
I’m so excited about planning my 2014 road trip. Looks like it’ll be a Scandinavian based jaunt. Tips, ideas, suggestions all welcome.
I made a Pinterest board to find some of the world’s best roads – there are some amazing drives to be had out there.
The Atlantic Bridge in Norway just looks incredible.
Now to find a crew!