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The week in -ist: animals in London, sci-fi in SF

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Earlier this week kissy couples were wading through roses and red tissue paper deeper than an east coast snow dump and singles shook a tiny, lonely fist (no ring!) at it all. 10, 9, 8, 7,6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Valentine's season is in the can, finally.

Austinist is already pulsing with SX energy and posting on the People's Choice Award nominees and the short films that will be playing while the rest of us are still hunting for a couch to crash on while we're down there.

Houstonist checks in on the cowboys who screw their employees and shareholders instead of each other with a pile of Enron trial posts.

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DCist and their readers agonize over the Manhattanification of The District, but political SPAM and early ticket sale passwords also freak people out in Capitol City.

Seattlest gets a little too close to the Olympic glare and way too close to high school basketball. They also follow fictional doctors around a fictional hospital and issue warnings on the mass transit that shall not be named.


LAist names the mass transit. Well, that didn't last long. They also discuss the twin tragedies of a an historic 187 and celebrity driving.

Chicagoist loves on their mayor and their baseball team (go Sox) while also posting about what may be the World's first politically-motivated jail break. A series of street interviews explore the long slow death of newspapers.


Bostonist tries to come to grips with the reduced commute time they're finally getting from the big dig. Also discussed are the Catholic church vs. gay adaptions and delusions of grandeur.

Shanghaiist enjoys all the comforts of home in mainland China. They eat burgers,they get down to James Brown, they vote (sort of) and they argue emissions standards.


Gothamist spent the week contemplating the subterranean . If an iPod falls onto the subway tracks do you retrieve it? Depends what's on the iPod. If there's a cop on the platform do you roll a quick one before the train? Yes, apparently. Gothamist also says 'thanks, but no thanks' to conventions Democratic or Republican.

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Londonist was an absolute zoo this week. Ahem. They watched while a birdie cam was installed to keep an eye on local falcons and then went on the hunt for large mystery cats. Insects invaded the city and local tigers were strongly encouraged to love the one they're with.

SFist ventured out to a sci fi convention, an art show with political overtones and a giant pillow fight. They also did a few interviews including one via comic strip and documented Fox News' love affair with their city.