Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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Photograph of Lil Wayne by Michael Zampelli/LAist

  • LAist found out what mimes, midgets, gyrations, pyrotechnics, broken teeth, dancing, and hip-hop have in common thanks to Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Gym Class Heroes.
  • Chicagoist awaited the arrival of the International Olympic Committee and bore witness to a pair of protests schedule to coincide with their visit.

  • Phillyist got a kiss from Richard Simmons. No, really.

  • DCist had another rocky week waiting for the U.S. House to move on a bill that would finally grant the District of Columbia a full member of Congress: first a Department of Justice memo surfaced that questioned the legislation's constitutionality, then D.C.'s delegate appeared to be acquiescing to pressure from the NRA to include a controversial amendment that would wipe out the District's tough gun registration laws.

  • Gothamist had a big week of sports news: Citi Field opened for Mets fans, Yankees worked out at their new stadium, and the unemployed had the Unemployment Olympics!

  • Bostonist reported on a photographer who suffered police harassment while photographing a local bridge.

  • Londonist continued to keep a close eye on the G20 protests.

  • Seattlest compiled a "Things To Do in Seattle" list for visitors and rejected auditioners for MTV's Real World.

  • Torontoist interviewed Wayne Reuben, commercial artist and creator of some of simplest yet most gorgeous hand-painted signs.

  • SFist finally saw disgraced former SF Supervisor Ed Jew receive a hefty prison sentence for fraud and extortion. (The comments section, oddly enough, turned into a debate about the comedic validity of rape jokes.)

  • Last Updated 06 April 2009