Week Around the Ists
Gothamist's week was full of Tea Party/Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's various positions on homosexuality: It's not valid or successful; it's totally fine, except gay marriage; its pride parades are too sexy; it's cool to take rent money from gay clubs; and it's awesome when it's girl-on-girl porn.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the ist-a-verse...
- DCist was shocked when the death of a man near the popular DC9 nightclub led to five DC9 employees being arrested on allegations that they beat him to death after he threw a brick through the club's front window.
- Seattlest interviewed Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall and learned how not to be a douche during Restaurant Week.
- Phillyist looked ahead to the NLCS by looking back to the beloved Harry Kalas, who would surely have called a better game.
- SFist loved this satirical map showing how San Francisco views the world.
- Shanghaiist asked the workers at the USA Pavilion to document what it was like to deal with Chinese rush crowds at the Shanghai World Expo during China's National Week holiday.
- Bostonist saw the city inundated with federal officials, including a campaign visit from the President; a 16-year-old child released a diss rap about Pats QB Tom Brady's hair that everyone agreed with; and the freshly renovated Paramount Theatre .
- Londonist looked forward to the prospect of having a Concorde permanently moored in the Thames and crunched over a remarkable new artwork comprising 100 million hand-painted seeds.
- Chicagoist had a busy week as they sat down for a chat with Community star Danny Pudi, asked why a bowling lane chain has a dress code and offered its readers etiquette tips for attending the orchestra.
- We asked readers who they thought won the final debate between gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown.