Week Around the Ists

By Staff Last edited 120 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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Photo by Leanne Maxwell, SFist

  • SFist saw Prop 8 protests continue since election day, including a disturbing anti-LDS one involving a home emblazoned with a "F—- Mormons" banner.
  • Phillyist and its readers debated the merits of keeping Eagles coach Andy Reid around.
  • Torontoist took

    a look at the newly-renovated Art Gallery of Ontario

    , designed by

    hometown hero Frank Gehry.

  • Chicagoist hit up the Prop 8 Protest Rally, looked back at a previous Illinois-centric Presidential inauguration as they prepare to see Obama sworn in, and learned lots of locals are stocking up on guns so the socialist terrorists won't win.
  • Londonist bared (almost) all to check out a record-breaking gathering of Londoners wearing little more than their best undies and a smile.
  • Shanghaiist marveled at a Chinese baby born with sixteen toes.
  • Gothamist read that the Iraq War ended and that a national health insurance act passed—in the New York Times parody that was printed and distributed to New Yorkers (it's also online).
  • Austinist was happy to report that the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin acquired yet another set of priceless literary artifacts — this time being materials belonging to modernist poet Ezra Pound.
  • Seattlest, always appreciative of an articulate public speaker, delighted in seeing local boy Dan Savage (debating Prop 8) and visiting eminence John Updike (critiquing modern art) make the front page.
  • Bostonist learned about how scientists are making beer healthy and witnessed a scary subway crash.
  • DCist daydreamed about outfitting former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams with a superhero costume after he was spotted running after and stopping a thief on K Street.
  • LAist witnessed many Prop 8 protests including the most controversial at a restaurant. As the protests continued and after the nation's largest earthquake drill, multiple wildfires sparked from Santa Barbara to the Los Angeles to Orange County.
  • Last Updated 16 November 2008