Populist: 5-11 October

By Lindsey Last edited 125 months ago
Populist: 5-11 October

Populist brings you a bite sized round up of the best of Londonist this week. Catch up on the coolest, quirkiest, most recommended and talked about stories and find out what's hot and what's happening for the week ahead.


In the news:

  • A homophobic chaplain forgot that sometimes people read blogs and was horribly offensive, yet our comments tended towards cheese.
  • Things are hotting up at the Kings Cross building site and the Heron Tower is on the up.
  • We looked at recession in the papers, how the Hammers are being hit hard and failed to feel sorry for big city bonuses whilst, inexplicably, airport expansions were approved for Stansted and City.
  • Our proud priapic logo star, St Stephen's Tower got us all frisky and National Poetry Day elicited a fertile gush of handsome haiku about commuting.
  • What's hot:

  • What's for lunch returned to sate us with a tale of pretty Hammersmith vegetarianism and the Film Club regaled us with James Mason striding round sixties London.
  • We pondered bondage photography, smoke signals, sandwiches, mechanical creatures, the Brodsky Quartet and Michael Gambon.
  • Look out for the Southbank Centre's Emerging Artists in Residence getting cosy with Londonist over the next few months. First up: Yemisi Blake.
  • London Film Festival kicks off next week and we're gibving away a pair of posh, red carpet, premiere tickets for the Mayor of London Gala screening of Genova. You might get to meet the Blond and tell him what you think.
  • It's time for another walk - this time in Chelsea. Sign up soon, space is limited. Plus, this week is Londonist Birthday Week! We're looking forward to seeing you at our celebratory drinks on Friday 17th, from 6.30pm.
  • Check out the Arts and Events tag for more.

    Images clockwise from top left: The Quaker Garden, yummy sandwich, The Gate's pretty canneloni and a scavenger. You can keep track of our most popular posts by checking out Favourites or using the Populist tag.

    Last Updated 11 October 2008