Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 106 months ago
Week Around the Ists

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credit: AP Photo/Morry Gash

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 was stunned when the city's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, widely expected to be in the final two with Rio's bid, was eliminated in the first round of IOC voting.
  • Gothamist asked its readers if bicyclists should ride with the cars on the roadway—not the walkway—of the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Seattlest discovered someone worse than Glenn Beck was stopping by the Northwest to spread some craziness.

  • Torontoist ripped apart an editorial in their country's most right-leaning paper, which advocated a tax on cyclists because of—among other things—the massive carbon footprints they create by exhaling all the time.

  • Bostonist asked two crucial questions this week: Why does Glenn Beck hate America? and Why they gotta do Ted Williams like that?

  • LAist took a look at the more lighthearted, laissez-faire side of the whole Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old and people think he should be forgiven thing.

  • Phillyist reserved judgment on an upcoming reality TV show that will feature Tony Danza teaching at a public Philadelphia school.

  • DCist prepared for its city to become the next gay marriage battleground after a city councilmember announced his intention to introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday.

  • Londonist noted the arrival of the first non-stop transatlantic flight from New York JFK to London's diminutive City Airport, but questioned whether it's really all it's cracked up to be.

  • SFist bid summer a belated farewell with pics of the kinky Folsom Street Fair and the loudly colored Love Parade, and welcomed the fall TV season by live-blogging the premiere of San Francisco-based Trauma.

  • Last Updated 05 October 2009