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On the last weekend of summer, we hope you can appreciate this California-shaped pool. It belonged to architectural historian Charles Jencks, whose home The Times wrote about in 1986. 
"When you design a building, you’re designing it to live a good life–to personify and symbolize the good life," Jencks said. Read more. 
Photo: Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times archive / UCLA Library

latimespast:

On the last weekend of summer, we hope you can appreciate this California-shaped pool. It belonged to architectural historian Charles Jencks, whose home The Times wrote about in 1986. 

"When you design a building, you’re designing it to live a good life–to personify and symbolize the good life," Jencks said. Read more

Photo: Ken Lubas / Los Angeles Times archive / UCLA Library

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BECAUSE Mexican mass culture is antiblack and colourist as fuck (just look at telenovelas). So much so that Afromexicans in Mexico City are thought of as “costeños” and “just really dark” erasing of their African identity (this I know from growing up there) and mexican people whose indigenous features are more visible, continue to be discriminated. 
Whites/white-passing Mexicans are mainly middle/high class almost all of the time. Most of our barrios have been historically poor, where less-white looking Mexicans were relegated to. 
Basically same shit, different country

xicxbanda

Sing it child

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Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return / LJWorld.com

libraryjournal:

After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.

The Friends, a nonprofit that raises funds for the library, was forced to cancel its last two book sales, in the spring and fall, after a donation of books infested with bed bugs threw all or most of the several thousand books being prepared for sale under suspicion (they were never mixed with the library’s collection).

The book-living bugs spent the past year in a semi-trailer, cast off to starve to death under quarantine. Now, the books are fit for sale.

I must admit this headline gave me pause.