latimes:

A skylight the length of a football field will be the signature element of downtown L.A.’s New Wilshire Grand. But at what cost? 

When it was proposed, there were concerns about how it would react during an earthquake. And would it be able to support the weight of a cleaning crew?

The New Wilshire Grand will have its river of glass, but it took some maneuvering to get it approved

Favourite Halloween Movies

Wonder Bar, 1934
luckybloke:

Know your STI status.

luckybloke:

Know your STI status.

wtfrenaissance:

Breanna’s class were in for a horrifying treat during show-and-tell.

wtfrenaissance:

Breanna’s class were in for a horrifying treat during show-and-tell.

popculturebrain:

Bad Robot & DC’s social media war has given us our first (new) look at the Millennium Falcon 

npr:

It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. “I’ve applied all kinds of places,” she says. “Wal-Mart, Target, Verizon Wireless.”
Then she got a strange letter in the mail. “‘We are writing you with good news,’” she reads to me over the phone. “‘We got rid of some of your Everest College debt … no one should be forced to mortgage their future for an education.’”
The letter went on to say that her private student loan from a for-profit college, in the amount of $790.05, had just been forgiven outright by something called the Rolling Jubilee.
Since November 2012, Rolling Jubilee has purchased and eradicated about $15 million worth of debt arising from unpaid medical bills. Today, the group announced that it has erased $3.9 million in private student loans, including Courtney Brown’s and almost 3,000 other students of the for-profit Everest College.
These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. “I’ve applied all kinds of places,” she says. “Wal-Mart, Target, Verizon Wireless.”

Then she got a strange letter in the mail. “‘We are writing you with good news,’” she reads to me over the phone. “‘We got rid of some of your Everest College debt … no one should be forced to mortgage their future for an education.’”

The letter went on to say that her private student loan from a for-profit college, in the amount of $790.05, had just been forgiven outright by something called the Rolling Jubilee.

Since November 2012, Rolling Jubilee has purchased and eradicated about $15 million worth of debt arising from unpaid medical bills. Today, the group announced that it has erased $3.9 million in private student loans, including Courtney Brown’s and almost 3,000 other students of the for-profit Everest College.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

archivesfoundation:

Welcome to Roosevelt Week! In conjunction with our Board Vice President Ken Burns’s new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," this week we will be featuring related records from the holdings of the usnatarchives and the fdrlibrary.
Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment under his command, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders,” became heroes after their victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Shortly after the war ended, Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York, thanks in large part to his wartime exploits, beginning his long and storied career in high-profile politics. 

Discover more about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering tonight on pbstv at 8pm EST.
Image: “‘“Teddy’s colts,” at the top of the hill which they captured in the battle of San Juan.’ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.”

archivesfoundation:

Welcome to Roosevelt Week! In conjunction with our Board Vice President Ken Burns’s new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," this week we will be featuring related records from the holdings of the usnatarchives and the fdrlibrary.

Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment under his command, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders,” became heroes after their victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Shortly after the war ended, Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York, thanks in large part to his wartime exploits, beginning his long and storied career in high-profile politics.

Discover more about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering tonight on pbstv at 8pm EST.

Image: “‘“Teddy’s colts,” at the top of the hill which they captured in the battle of San Juan.’ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.”

romanticysm:

goals

We don’t touch…well, not directly. Prophylactically, yes.

lilarouxart:

This discount is brutal.

lilarouxart:

This discount is brutal.

Cigarette smokers are the worst!

Your nasty habit stinks up your hair and clothes, you drag that smell all over with you. You smell gross.

thenewrepublic:

Who run the world? Girls!
Can you name all the famous feminists on our newest cover? 

thenewrepublic:

Who run the world? Girls!

Can you name all the famous feminists on our newest cover?