Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 111 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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Photograph from Boston's Gay Pride Parade by C. Fernsebner for Bostonist

Bostonist went to the Boston Pride Parade and saw everything from Batman and Robin to dancing lifeguards. Oh, and a local sports team swept its rival.
  • Chicagoist was all about artifacts this week: the collection of Italian artifacts worthy of Indiana Jones a local man had stashed in his house and an old photo of Bulls Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose flashing an alleged gang sign.
  • SFist reacted to the city enacting the toughest recycling and composting laws in the U.S.
  • Londonist saw millions of Londoners suffer two days of transport vexations in yet another pointless tube strike.
  • Seattlest barely even noticed Portland running down Seattle for being stodgy and conventional, being too busy reporting on our dogs on dope and gourmet attack pigs.
  • DCist was shocked when an armed man shot a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The shooter, an 88-year-old white supremacist, was shot by other guards; the wounded guard later died.
  • LAist kicked off the debate about crime and punishment when it comes to the possible compassionate release of dying Manson Family member Susan Atkins.
  • Phillyist took on a bully blog by drawing attention to a silly mistake.
  • Torontoist wrote about the City of Toronto awkwardly Photoshopping a black guy onto the cover of a "Fun Guide" in order to make it more "diverse."
  • Shanghaiist saw its city host China's first gay pride event. Things wen't pretty smoothly... until the authorities realized what was going on.
  • Gothamist witnessed plans for an impressive, if controversial Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena get replaced by a ho-hum, run-of-the-mill sports arena plan because it was less expensive. In fact, Gehry is no longer involved with the massive Brooklyn plan at all.
  • Last Updated 14 June 2009