Populist: 1-7 February

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Populist: 1-7 February


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:

There was only one big story this week: snow. A chance to take a day off work, dust down the sledge and saucily ask: "How many inches did you get last night?"
  • Steven Fry Twitters his way out of a Centrepoint lift.
  • London's cabbies are revolting.
  • Check out the news archives for more.

    What's hot:

    Still time to enter our competition to win a box set of ye olde London maps.
  • We tried out an experiment in gastronomic remuneration: the Little Bay pay-what-you-like contrivance.
  • Fibs are back - as in 6-line poems whose syllables follow the Fibonacci sequence (1-1-2-3-5-8). Win tickets to the London Word Festival by submitting your verses.
  • One week to Valentine's Day. Yes, really. Here are a few ideas.
  • Messrs Crockatt & Powell, of independent bookshop fame, tell us why they're doomed.
  • Check out the Arts and Events tag for more.

    Images clockwise from top left: Blackbird by FlapperSnapper, apologetic display by Tim*A, as slippery as a banana on ice by SallyB2, and a frosty roundel by Johncockley. Keep track of our most popular posts by checking out Favourites or using the Populist tag.

    Last Updated 07 February 2009