Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 115 months ago
Week Around the Ists


Londonist is one of thirteen in the worldwide Gothamist network. Once a week, the editors of each site - from SFist to Shanghaiist - compile some of their most interesting posts into a neat digest. Check out what's been going on elsewhere in the ist-a-verse:

  • Chicagoist scoped out the spectacle, the crowds, and the madness surrounding Oprah's 24th season premiere, which shut down a stretch of the famed Magnificent Mile (aka Michigan Ave) and sent some residents and city officials into a tizzy.
  • Gothamist had mixed feelings about a video showing a would-be bicycle thief getting a serious beatdown from the bike's owner and his friends—the lesson is: Do not steal bikes, bro!

  • DCist captured images of the 22 "ghost bikes," bicycles that are painted white as a memorial to cyclists who have been killed while riding, that were placed by an activist around the same intersection where a previous "ghost bike" was recently removed by the city.

  • Torontoist spent a night photographing the Canadian National Exhibition, the million-plus attendee fair that has concluded the summer there for 130 years.

  • Seattlest looked over some of the seminal images of the 2009 Bumbershoot music festival.

  • Bostonist watched a cow graze on Harvard Yard. We were assured that she is a good Baptist.

  • Shanghaiist found China's most fabulous teacher, who was taped doing a sexy, sassy dance for his students.

  • LAist, hungry to get to the bottom of the food truck craze, dared to ask "What Twittering Food Truck Cuisine is L.A. Missing?"

  • Londonist questioned the eco-credentials of London's latest green tax.

  • Phillyist found a reason not to hate Ashton Kutcher.

  • SFist was sad to hear that Trauma, the San Francisco ER-ish drama, has been panned by some critics.

  • Last Updated 14 September 2009