Elsewhere in -istland
Gothamist posts on the capture of a NYC perv thanks to Little Brother and a camera phone. They also scour the city for vodka martinis and Shamrock shakes and spot the friend from the Wonder Years at a city law firm. New York police think that Littlejohn is their man.
Houstonist is no stranger to megachurches or stripmalls or mega-strip-churchmalls. The children of Houston are under assault by unknown forces as this week a playground was incinerated by a giant mirror, glass shards found their way into baby food and the friendship of a 16-year-old local girl was pulled off of ebay.
Londonist follows a mysterious red line on the pavement around the city, reports on the continuing adventures of the "Yellow Stripes" in London and keep on eye on London's tube map spoofer. People also keep rubbing Winston Churchill's feet and it's a problem.
Torontoist posts about their city standing in for an American city on film, again. This time Toronto will be playing Dallas in the film version of...Dallas. Toronoto is building a park in the the shape of a heart and Toronotoist notes that a recent abductee was released when he was able to produce a Canadian passport.
Chicagoist sees their city's river in the limelight for one day and the taxis get a make better. Three suspicious guys get busted for taking suspicious photographs of the suspiciously tall Sear's Tower and Chicagoist sits down with Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber.
Shanghaist spends some time trapped on the dark side of the Great Firewall, but manages to get enough Google love to figure out their Google Center. Shanghai transportation infrastructure updates leave pedestrians out in the cold and Shanghai hotdog infrastructure updates leave copyright holders out in the cold.
SFist has an interview with Tyrone Davies, that filmmaker who puked on the news chick's desk and continue their never-ending mission to name their mayor's insta-relationship with Sofia Milos. They also chronicle the eternal story of two men punching each other into submission and wave good-bye to the Raiders QB. Plus, it snowed and freedom of speech got a W.
Austinist has been busy throwing fantastic parties at SXSW and is finally, we hope, getting some rest.