The -isty week
We track an award-winning TV writer who worked on Good Times to a homeless shelter and see a Little Old Lady get a jaywalking ticket because she can't get across fast enough (in the same post!). Poets invade Metro and an LAist contributor's new book asks WWJB.
Gothamist gets down with the immigration rally and their readers want to be heard. The anniversary of the Mets' 1986 World Series is celebrated via a RBI Baseball reenactment, construction begins on Highline Park and deliverymen sue their pizza making employer.
Houstonist saw a local newspaper cancel a conservative comic strip and the right get worked up over it. The Texas Alcohol Commission is reconsidering its new tactic of arresting drunks before they hit the street, some guy got hit by two different cars while mowing his lawn and immigrants rallied.
Chicagoist talks to Perry Farrell about the Lolapalooza Festival that has squated on Chicago and then comments on NewCity's annual rock list. They change tack to investigate the Empire Carpet guy and point out that guys, in general, may be kind of complex.
Torontoist sees their city's seal hunt and suggests a seal club sandwich recipe. And there's a reaction, of course. They interview the editors of an online breakup letter collection and their mayor makes the hallowed pages of Vanity Fair.
Austinist went interview crazy this week and talked with the director of Brick Rian Johnson, the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on the Arts Ricardo Hernandez and the band Of Montreal. Also, Austin is the 2nd greenest city in the country.
Shanghaiist brings the dirt on racist gym shoes from Adidas and the triumphant return of PCs with MSDOS installed. Do these things contribute to or mitigate a quality of life ranking of 103rd globally.
Seattlest would like to dispute the NYT's take on black chefs. The city's chins wag over transportation and the proposed Red Light district. Seattle is lacking in a numerically precise amount of areas and the immigrants are on the loose.