As Halloween lurks just around the corner, New York City’s subway system transforms into a corridor of ghouls and goblins. One photographer, over the last twenty years, has made it his mission to document these spectral beings venturing to their various festivities or to grace the renowned Village Halloween Parade. Venture through these haunting portraits, but only if you dare.
In more somber news, the Israeli military has uttered words of deep concern today. Their urgency is mounting as they encourage those in northern Gaza to seek refuge in the south. This call to action comes on the heels of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing the initiation of the war against Hamas’ ‘second stage.’
This week also sees the United Auto Workers union and Stellantis reaching a tentative agreement. Stellantis, producing vehicles under the renowned banners of Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep, finds resolution while tensions surge against General Motors. America’s largest automaker maintains its resistance, dashing all hopes of sanctioning the end of the last strike.
In the world of entertainment, Matthew Perry, an internationally beloved actor famous for his portrayal of Chandler Bing on “Friends,” passed away at the age of 54. Investigations surround Perry’s death, with the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division at the helm. At this stage, foul play is not suspected.
Political news brings the announcement of Former Vice President Mike Pence putting his presidential campaign on hold due to low polls and fiscal obstacles. During the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Pence announced his decision, pledging his support to “principled Republican leaders” instead.
New England was shaken by the news of a deadly attack at a bowling alley and restaurant in Maine last week. The suspect, accused of killing 18 people, was discovered dead Friday evening due to a self-inflicted gunshot, approximately 10 miles from the devastated Lewiston community.
Colorado is the epicentre of an astonishing legal battle this Monday. An ongoing lawsuit aims to block former President Donald Trump from the presidential ballot of 2024, hinging on the ‘insurrectionist ban’ of the 14th Amendment. Trump’s fifth attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed was recently rejected.
Additionally, Monday sees Apple preparing for its second product event of the season. The anticipatory tagline, ‘scary fast’, hints at the debut of the M3, its next-generation silicon chip, and a nod to Halloween. Along with this, the unveiling of new iMac computers equipped with the formidable chipset is expected.
In anticipation of Halloween, remember safety first when carving your pumpkins this Tuesday. Also, prepare for a cold Halloween night, advising your little ones to layer up beneath their superhero or princess costumes.
Wrapping up their two-day meeting on Wednesday, Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to maintain the status quo on interest rates.
Friday ushers in the monthly employment report for October. All eyes are on whether the US economy can repeat its impressive feat of adding an estimated 336,000 jobs, as achieved in September.
Elvis Presley fans have a treat in store for the upcoming weekend. Sofia Coppola’s film “Priscilla” offers an unseen insight into another facet of his famed life, set to be released this Friday.