Week Around The Ists
"Case, 2010" by Varese Layzer
- SFist found out that an artist's work was kicked out of a coffeehouse for being "too serious."
- Seattlest spent the week preparing for some recession-induced severe cuts to its mass transit system; watched and were astonished as the Amanda Knox case devolved to slapstick in Italy; swelled with pride as our ladies in green and gold met with the president;and applauded our mayor for diving into the middle of Ashton Kutcher’s fight against the Village Voice family of alternative weeklies.
- Bostonist, this week: Transporting James "Whitey" Bulger to court on a Coast Guard helicopter: $14,000; Senator Scott Brown piling on to Massachusetts' top bad guy: priceless! Oh, gay marriage in Rhode Island, and possibly, Maine, too.
- Gothamist learned that Glenn Beck went to see a movie in Bryant Park, where someone spilled wine on his wife. He called the crowd hostile, “If I had suggested, and I almost did, “Wow, does anybody have a rope? Because there’s tree here. You could just lynch me.’ And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have."
- DCist reported this week on the District’s status as a libertartian mecca for tattoo and piercing parlors (though that status may be fleeting).
- Chicagoist can't believe that this Chicago Scene boat party might be sunk due to permit issues.
- Shanghaiist discovered a Weibo account where a teen girl claims she'll give up her virginity for an iPhone 4.
- Austinist is getting ready for the confederate license plates that some in Texas wants.
- We learned that Dodger Stadium attack victim Bryan Stow may have been taunting hometown fans (and our hot dogs), but noted that being mouthy does not justify beating a man into a coma.