Gartesian Meditations

Ask me anything   Musings of a young woman living in Los Angeles, California with her awesome, talented and all-around amazing boyfriend and their adorable Siberian Husky pooch: Panda Bear Blueberry.

latimes:

The Los Angeles Times and City Hall: Then and now

 Above are two photos of our headquarters and City Hall, one taken way back on Feb. 4, 1969, and the second from March 28 of this year. To the right of the Times in the top photo is the Security First National Bank branch - where the LAPD headquarters now resides.

Photos: Whitney Fitzgerald, Scott Harrison / Los Angeles Times

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todaysdocument:

The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center officially opened 40 years ago on April 4, 1973.  At the time of their completion they were the tallest buildings in the world.

These photos, taken shortly after the World Trade Center was completed in the early 1970s, are part of the DOCUMERICA series, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to photographically document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.

Find more images from DOCUMERICA at “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” now open at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

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newyorker:

On September 8th and 9th, artists throughout Brooklyn will open their studios to the public as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s “GO” project. Selections of work by the participating artists can be seen at the “GO” Web site, where you can also view a map and create an itinerary of studio visits for the weekend. The artists with the highest number of online votes will be exhibited this winter at the Brooklyn Museum. There are lots of wonderful photographers taking part.

Here’s a few artists whose studios Jessie Wender, from the New Yorker’s Photo Booth blog, is looking forward to visiting: http://nyr.kr/RZvvJe

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latimes:

Astronomers find first evidence of a star eating its own planet
Image: Artist’s conception of a red giant star engulfing one of its planets. Credit: NASA

latimes:

Astronomers find first evidence of a star eating its own planet

Image: Artist’s conception of a red giant star engulfing one of its planets. Credit: NASA

— 2 years ago with 59 notes
Mental benefits of music lessons echo years after practice ends →

latimes:

Lapsed musical instrumentalists (and their disappointed parents): Take heart! The child that gets even a few years of formal musical training before quitting those weekly lessons continues to show evidence that his or her brain has been changed in ways that improve mental function, says a new study.

Yes! So those two years of orchestra in elementary school despite showing little musical aptitude were worth it!

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Mental benefits of music lessons echo years after practice ends →

latimes:

Lapsed musical instrumentalists (and their disappointed parents): Take heart! The child that gets even a few years of formal musical training before quitting those weekly lessons continues to show evidence that his or her brain has been changed in ways that improve mental function, says a new study.

Yes! So those two years of orchestra in elementary school despite showing little musical aptitude were worth it!

— 2 years ago with 84 notes
gryffindors:

girljanitor:

Today in What The Entire Fuck: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks Out Students Who Refuse or Are Pregnant
In a Louisiana public school, female students who are suspected of being pregnant are told that they must take a pregnancy test. Under school policy, those who are pregnant or refuse to take the test are kicked out and forced to undergo home schooling.
Welcome to Delhi Charter School, in Delhi, Louisiana, a school of 600 students that does not believe its female students have a right to education free from discrimination. According to its Student Pregnancy Policy, the school has a right to not only force testing upon girls, but to send them to a physician of the school administration’s choice. A positive test result, or failure to take the test at all, means administrators can forbid a girl from taking classes and force her to pursue a course of home study if she wishes to continue her education with the school.
This is in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

gryffindors:

girljanitor:

Today in What The Entire Fuck: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks Out Students Who Refuse or Are Pregnant

In a Louisiana public school, female students who are suspected of being pregnant are told that they must take a pregnancy test. Under school policy, those who are pregnant or refuse to take the test are kicked out and forced to undergo home schooling.

Welcome to Delhi Charter School, in Delhi, Louisiana, a school of 600 students that does not believe its female students have a right to education free from discrimination. According to its Student Pregnancy Policy, the school has a right to not only force testing upon girls, but to send them to a physician of the school administration’s choice. A positive test result, or failure to take the test at all, means administrators can forbid a girl from taking classes and force her to pursue a course of home study if she wishes to continue her education with the school.

This is in blatant violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution.

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