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We've neglected to welcome new brother site Houstonist into the Gothamist universe. Today they look at the NY Times travel section's look at Houston.

Speaking of Gothamist, they've got an interview with Ron Hogan, who writes about books on his litblog Beatrice, co-edits Mediabistro's Galleycat, and has written the fab gift-ready coffee table book: The Stewardess is Flying the Plane! American Films of the 1970s. Which features Karen Black on the cover, which should tell you all you need to know.

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Chicagoist sat down with Peter Sagal, host of public radio's '30s-style quiz show, Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me! It's corny and funny and Sagal makes it all work. Who knew he was an (unwilling) screenwriter of Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights?

It's winter out there. Lucky for us we can gaze at winter from our relatively balmy 55 degree afternoon: Torontoist has a dirty snowman and Bostonist has silly hats in Harvard Yard.