THEME ‘lavender’ by oulysses

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↳ Optional infinte scrolling.
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↳ You have to insert your url where it says 'username’ or the ask and the archive pop up boxes won’t work.
↳ There’s an optional pop up box called 'about’. In order to customize it you have to go to the html section and look for 'ABOUT TEXT’. Delete the white part (Lorem ipsum…) and replace it with whatever you want.


maple pecan theme

simple, fairly customisable theme for ur blogging needs


  • custom sidebar image
  • 250px / 400px posts
  • optional tags on post
  • optional captions on post
  • infinite scroll/pagination
  • favicon
  • optional transparent posts/sidebar
  • optional solid borders
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  • custom selection colour
  • uppercase/lowercase permalink
  • 3 custom links

static preview / code

pls contact me if there are any problems!! (likes & reblogs appreciated!)






  • 250PX POSTS
  • OPTIONAL ‘PROFILE PAGE’ (side bar which opens when clicked designed as a profile page)
  • 2 CUSTOM LINKS (on the fixed nav bar)


Brooklyn Bike Patrol on a roll after attacks on women: A volunteer escort home from the subway along dark streets is a phone call away – no charge, no tips. Business is brisk.

On Halloween, Ruiz escorted two women — one dressed as a box of cookies, the other as a milk carton — who felt vulnerable because their costumes limited their arm movements. Many of his regulars, who are listed in his phone by their first names and their usual subway stations, are waitresses who work late and who don’t want to spend $20 or so for a cab ride home.

Nice job, Brooklyn.

Photo: Brooklyn Bike Patrol volunteers, from left, Ryan Finger, Timothy Wright-Bodine and Jay Ruiz prepare for a Friday night of providing safe escorts home from subway stations. Credit: Aaron Showalter, New York Daily News

Are you intentionally not trying to let emotion get into the music you make? Because I’ve read that about you…

No! That’s the biggest misconception about me; there was some quote that got taken out of context years ago, saying that I purposely try not to put emotion in music. That isn’t true at all. I think I’ve been working off that same delusion for years now. This is a huge conversation, but I’ll keep it short. Most people, when they make music that’s “emotional,” they’re not doing anything that’s indigenously emotional. They’re just using coded gestures that’ve been agreed upon through continuous use. So a band like the Rachel’s, for me, actually makes music which is absolutely empty, because it’s nothing but gesture. There’s nothing indigenous about what they’re doing, you know, making this or that sound doesn’t mean it’s “sad;” it means you’re making a reference to a thing that has been culturally agreed upon to be a signifier for sadness. That’s what I meant earlier, I purposely go through everything and ask myself, is this a signifier, or is it indigenous? That’s very important to me.

A quote from a good interview with Jim O’Rourke from 1998, from Jessica Hopper’s fanzine Hit It or Quit It. Not sure why but many passages from this interview have stayed with me. I must have kept it around for a few years. 

O’Rourke’s thought here is one that can easily be dismissed as rockist; how are we to know after all, if an emotional expression is “indigenous”? What do you listen for? It’s like another version of “soul,” in a way, this idea that we can divine authenticity from something in the music. 

But I have to say, I do understand what he is saying here and I connect with it. One of the things I really struggle with as a critic is that it’s often hard for me to hear “music” because I listen to something and I hear only “genre.” It sounds like music in a certain style, presumably put together by someone who enjoys that style, and that really bores me. And it’s very hard to get at why and how music strikes me that way, and whether or not I’m able to communicate that in a way that makes sense. And sometimes I do hear albums that, like O’Rourke says about Slint in this interview, sound like they come from someone who was just burning to make the music, like they had no choice, but again, how would I know that? Questions I turn over in my mind all the time.


Theme #3 by hunterthemes

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  • full page header
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  • sticky menu
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  • up to five navigation links
  • optional search box
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  • one column - 250px or two columns - 500px posts
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  • optional captions
  • optional tags
  • custom colors
  • custom google fonts
  • custom scrollbar
  • pagination
  • description, menu and entry background can be opaque, half-transparent or fully transparent
  • option to stretch header background image

Read the following:

- Do not redistribute this theme and claim it as your own.
- Do not remove the credit or move it to another page.
- Minor changes to this theme are allowed.
- Please like/reblog if using.

Ricky Gilleland, a tech-savvy 11th-grader, has created the only digitized record of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Faye Fiore reports:

He has created the only digitized record of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans laid to rest at Arlington. His website,, is a reverent catalog of the fallen, and one young man’s response to a scandal of Army mismanagement, mismarked graves and unmarked remains that has rocked this hallowed place for two years.

Photo credit: Chris Usher / For The Times


cerulean theme

previews: inline grid, one column, high-res

download: pastebin, alternate

  • inline grid layout or one column of posts
  • post widths ranging from 250px to 500px
  • option to display images in high-resolution
  • centered or left-aligned content
  • caption styles: normal, inline, clipped, or hidden
  • customizable font and font size
  • pagination or infinite scrolling

note: this is my first fully responsive theme! try resizing your browser window or viewing the previews on your phone to see the effects


trash bag theme

first ever theme!!! :^) made using base code by animecharacter


  • custom 100x100 sidebar img
  • 250px / 300px / 350px/ 400px posts
  • optional tags on post
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  • infinite scroll/pagination
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  • custom selection colour
  • optional border
  • custom links

static preview / code

pls contact me if there are any problems!! (likes & reblogs appreciated!)

'Brewing Controversy'

There’s nothing lightweight about the writing in this week’s Throwback Thursday selection from Times Column One editor Kari Howard. In introducing me to this gem, Howard said of the writer, “Bella Stumbo had ATTITUDE.” Oh, yes, she did. From the top:

GOLDEN, Colo. – Like most of the men in the family, Jeff Coors, 43, new president of the Adolph Coors Co., is quiet and friendly, totally unaffected and given to startling remarks. Sitting in his office on the brewery grounds, here is the first thing he said.

“Jeez, I hope you don’t try to paint this family as some sort of idealistic, above-it-all kind of family. There are no fairy tales involved in this family. I get really upset with some (media) articles that try to paint this family as somehow Cinderella-like … you know, all lovey-dovey.”

He made sardonic reference to a magazine photo he’d seen. “I mean, here you had my mother and father, with all their kids and grandkids with all these smiling faces. So you think: ‘Oh, what a wonderful family!’ And my father had a mistress all the time!”

Now there’s a curious comment. Not so odd, maybe, the son drawing attention to the fact that Dad just ran out on Mom, after 48 years, for a younger woman, and has gone off to live in the lazy, hazy climes of Northern California wine country. The whole town’s been burning up the phone wires gossiping about it ever since, anyway. And if there’s one thing that instantly stands out about the Coors clan, it’s that they’re among the bluntest, most straightforward people around.

But the Adolph Coors Co. has hardly been deluged with lovey-dovey publicity these last few years. To the contrary, for better than a decade, Coors has been the company Americans most love to hate: boycotted by organized labor, racial minorities, women, gays, students, teachers and countless other special-interest groups.

Put that in your fridge and drink it! Better yet, read the rest: “Brewing Controversy: Coors Clan: Doing It Their Way”

You’ll experience the bold, traditional flavor of old-school American newspapering: This 1988 Column One jumps three times. And that’s only the first of two parts! (We’ll bring you the thrilling conclusion next Thursday.) Until then, read responsibly. 

Matt Ballinger

Photo: Joseph Coors, left, shown with his brother Bill in 1977, supervised operations at the family brewery in Golden, Colo. He was named company president in 1977, chief operating officer in 1980 and vice chairman in 1985. Joseph Coors retired from daily operations in 1987. Credit: Los Angeles Times file


13 : yolk - preview & code

Basic one-column theme


  • post sizes from 200px to 540px, can differ for permalink page
  • background and icon image options
  • 3 custom links in header
  • display options for captions and tags
  • optional infinite scroll with optional manual trigger
  • customizable post spacing
  • optional centered captions


  • as usual, to have the manual trigger work for infinite scroll you need to select both “manual load” and “infinite scroll”
  • I made this theme very quickly so there may be some bugs, please let me know if there are any malfunctions

In 2005, the skeletal remains of a boy were found in the chimney of an abandoned building in South Los Angeles. The discovery of those bones began to unravel a mystery surrounding a child who had disappeared more than two decades before.

Times Staff Writer Hector Becerra picked up the tale in this Column One that ran July 20, 2006. This is one in a series of L.A. Now posts highlighting examples of memorable storytelling from the archives of the Los Angeles Times.

Photo: A family photograph of Robert Thompson at age 14, before he disappeared. Credit: Thompson family