Week Around The -Ists

By Londonist Last edited 105 months ago
Week Around The -Ists

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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:

  • DCist was down at the courthouse when the very first same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in the District of Columbia.
  • Gothamist heard more about Governor Paterson's many multiplying problems while dolphins frolicked in the East River.
  • Phillyist debated the city's top pizzerias after Playboy included a local joint in its list of the country's best.
  • SFist posted an over-the-top letter to the editor lambasting gifted comedian Dave Chappelle's Oakland performance, which led to a heated debate about humor, censorship, race and the transgender community.
  • Seattlest honored Dr. Seuss' birthday by sharing their recipe for Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Torontoist saw one its city's busiest intersections have a big week: on Sunday night, thousands congregated there for an impromptu party after the Canadian men's hockey team took Olympic gold, and on Tuesday afternoon, one brave young man streaked across it for a school project.
  • Shanghaiist, after coming across an absolutely abhorrent list of Chinese foods in China to introduce to foreign visitors, decided to write up some better recommendations.
  • Bostonist went to the White Snake opera, but no '80s metal was involved.
  • LAist heard about a panel of former Scientologists who say they endured 100-hour work weeks for $50 in pay, were billed for thousands after leaving, and were made to sign billion-year contracts.
  • Chicagoist took a few moments to ponder: where in the White House could President Obama sneak in a smoke?
  • Houstonist had the good fortune to get an interview and a couple of exclusive songs from local glam-revivalists Roky Moon & Bolt, and became giddy thinking about the Astros in spring training.
  • Londonist had a poke around Gotham City police headquarters and Sherlock Holmes's favourite catacombs, a.k.a.the Farmiloe Building and the fantastically-named Clerkenwell House of Detention.

    Last Updated 07 March 2010