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Things We Saw Today: This 8-Year-Old Girl Skateboarding in the Vans US Open Pro Series

Sky Brown turned 8 years old this past summer, but that’s not the only exciting thing that happened to her: she also was the youngest girl to compete in the Vans US Open Pro Series. This very young pro skateboarder did fall off her board a couple of times at the Vans competition, but she still managed to wow her fellow competitors and the press! She was probably a little nervous during the competition, anyway, since it’s obvious from her many practice videos that she can do some very complicated tricks. (via Quartz)

  • Filmmaker Celia Gómez put together this brief video montage of several moments when Sherlock makes use of geometric symmetry. Just one small way that the show illustrates the protagonist’s precision. (via Laughing Squid)
  • HBO’s robot-centric drama Westworld is fast approaching the airdate for its first episode on October 2! The network has just released a behind-the-scenes featurette featuring interviews with producers J.J. Abrams and Jonthan Nolan, and some of the cast-members as well. (via Blastr)
  • Riot Games is making a board game version of League of Legends.
  • Archie Comics is putting out a Reggie-centric series, so we can read all about Archie’s self-aggrandizing antagonist.
  • NY Mag has an in-depth interview with Ava DuVernay about her projects, past and future. There’s lots of fascinating stuff in there, but here’s one highlight: DuVernay didn’t say yes to helming A Wrinkle In Time until Disney exec Tendo Nagenda sent her Hope Larson’s graphic novel adaptation: “There was something about the way Meg was drawn. I read it that night — the graphic-novel version — then I ordered the real thing to my iPad and stayed up the whole night reading.”

Lastly, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery and Parks and Rec‘s Ben Schwartz do look a bit alike, don’t they?

What’d you all find on the internet today?

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