Week Around the Ists

By Londonist Last edited 109 months ago
Week Around the Ists

Photo: Vivian Maier

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 made a pair of great discoveries this week: entertaining graffiti at a University of Chicago library and a treasure trove of old street photography.
  • Gothamist looked at how some local stores seem to be encouraging little girls to dress in slutty Halloween costumes.

  • DCist wondered whether city bus drivers were overreacting by deciding to drive "by the book" after a series of gruesome accidents involving pedestrians.

  • Shanghaiist cringed as somebody tried to put their baby on an online auction site for the measly price of 1 yuan (roughly 15 cents). Why sell the infant? Because she was female.

  • Torontoist scoped out a Stella Artois ad campaign that appropriated the old logo from the country's esteemed public broadcaster.

  • LAist realized the worst thing about having an NFL team move into town would be having an NFL team in town: Raiders, Rams, Chargers, Jaguars? Ugh, no thanks!

  • Londonist celebrated the unassailable self-assurance of Sarah, London's most confident commentator.

  • Phillyist doesn't believe in unlikely heroes.

  • SFist interviewed the passenger who filmed last week's brutal brawl between two women aboard a Muni bus, a piece of footage that has since exploded all over the internet.

  • Bostonist chronicled the HONK! festival, a gathering of activist street bands.

  • Last Updated 19 October 2009