Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 112 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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Photograph by Marcus Gilmer/Chicagoist

  • Chicagoist hit Washington D.C. for President Obama's inauguration festivities.
  • Phillyist wondered just how much a star ball player is actually worth.

  • DCist is still recovering from all things inaugural, including bird's eye view coverage of the craziness on the National Mall and the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Barack Obama. Oh, and they got Anthony Bourdain to say some controversial things about Alice Waters.

  • LAist asked a hard-hitting question this week — How much is the most expensive t-shirt in Los Angeles?—then set out to do some serious investigative journalism to find the answers.

  • Londonist took another look at the Temporary School Of Thought at the £22m Mayfair squat.

  • Bostonist learned that there was something fishy about Yo-Yo Ma's performance at the Obama inauguration.

  • Torontoist devoted its weekly history column, Historicist, to exploring the way that cars changed the makeup of their city at the beginning of the twentieth century.

  • Shanghaiist was not at all surprised by news of Chinese media censoring all references of "communism" from Obama's inaugural speech.

  • Seattlest was checking on friends after news hit of thousands of Starbucks layoffs.

  • Gothamist was amazed a Greenwich Village would sell "drunken negro face" cookies "in honor of President Obama."

  • SFist saw a few angry residents form yet another coalition after hearing about hip clothing retailer American Apparel's plans to open shop on equally hip Valencia Street.

  • Last Updated 25 January 2009