Los Angeles, US: A stagehand cleans the floor during rehearsals for 84th Academy Awards Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP
Day in pictures: 21 June 2012
Obliquely linked to reading, yes, but I just think this is cool - An installation of 857 empty school desks in Washington DC
Millennium Park Luminous Field
Official State Ship of Texas: U.S.S. Texas. Designated by SCR 101, 74th R.S. (1995) authored by Sen. Jerry Patterson and sponsored by Rep. Robert Talton. [Image by Wikimedia Commons user Jacobst] Read the resolution at: http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/sessionLaws/74-0/SCR_101.pdf
Great family-friendly ways to celebrate New Year's Eve
Houston celebrates New Year's Eve with an art-car parade, free concerts and fireworks at midnight.