Jay Asher, author of the best-selling novel behind hit Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why”, said that teen suicides are on the rise due to the effect social media has on bullying. Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore at the Singapore Writers Festival on Sunday (12 November), Asher said that rising teenage suicide rates have risen with the advent of social media.
Rebecca Hall so thoroughly inhabits the role of late Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck in the movie Christine that, when she spoke with Yahoo Movies about the Sundance Film Festival drama on Sunday, the sound of her natural British accent qualified as a genuine shock. Hall delivers a bold, transformed performance in director Antonio Campos’ intense and ultimately tragic second feature, offering up a sympathetic portrait of a very enigmatic (and unknowable) figure. In a strangely forgotten chapter in American media history, Chubbuck, a 29-year-old reporter working for a small TV station in Florida in 1974, committed suicide on camera.