Week Around the Ists

By Staff Last edited 125 months ago
Week Around the Ists

  • Gothamist was shocked when video showed a police officer deliberately knocking Critical Mass bicyclist off his bike. The cop, a rookie, was put on modified duty as the NYPD investigates.
  • Phillyist commenters debated the good and bad behind a new internet search engine.
  • Torontoist covered the latest tomfoolery from Kenny Hotz, half of Kenny vs. Spenny: flying an enormous "Jesus Sucks" banner across Toronto's waterfront.
  • LAist spent three days exploring the 52-mile Los Angeles River with kayakers... and, oh yeah, they had a good-sized earthquake.
  • Seattlest called for an end to Critical Mass after a weekend confrontation between CM cyclists and one of Seattle's countless Subaru drivers.
  • Shanghaiist showed us a sneak preview of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.
  • DCist reported on the over thirty-two pounds of weed found in Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo's home.
  • Bostonist, who was gripped by the drama of the MLB trading deadline, compared Ivan Rodriguez to Scarlett Johansson and watched Manny Ramirez escape from Fenway aboard a pterodactyl.
  • Chicagoist recapped Lollapalooza 2008.
  • Old and new: Londonist delved into the city's ancient history to uncover some of its many defunct place names, before mildly appreciating the new Gehry-designed 2008 Serpentine Pavilion.
  • SFist blushed, cringed, and gasped at the many photos taken at the San Francisco's annual Dore Alley/Up Your Alley sex and fetish street fair. (NSFW)
  • Last Updated 04 August 2008