artist transforms her parents’ home into a haunted monster house for halloween

In preparation of halloween, los angeles photographer christine mcconnell has transformed her parents’ house into a monster of epic proportions.

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Coming to and leaving L.A.: Five writers reflect on how the City of Angels drew them in, or pushed them away – LA Times

Ama – the Japanese pearl divers – Pearl Jewellery by Mariliis Sepper

“Ama, meaning ‘woman of the sea’ are amazing Japanese pearl divers. These women specialise in free diving up to 25 meters down into cold water without using oxygen tanks or other breathing equipment. Ama used special techniques to hold their breath for up to 2 minutes at a time; they would gather abalone, seaweed and other shellfish.   photos by Yoshiyuki Iwase While traditional ama divers wore only a fundoshi (loincloth) for easy and quick movement in the water and a tenugui (bandanna) around their head to cover their hair, that meant that the ama were almost skinny-dipping.”

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Gun violence in America, in 17 maps and charts – Vox

“But America’s relationship with guns is unique in another crucial way: Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent — in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms. These charts and maps show what that violence looks like compared with the rest of the world, why it happens, and why it’s such a tough problem to fix.”

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