Week Around the Ists
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- SFist asked readers (who weren't busy battling it out over the election) to take a moment to decide what should be done with the city's mammoth Mervyns space after the retail semi-giant decided to call it quits this week.
- Bostonist couldn't get enough of hometown icon (and living embodiment of PC computers) John Hodgman.
- Shanghaiist wonders if any of the 3,000 single men and women who attended this mass matchmaking session hooked up.
- Gothamist watched as the City Council extended term limits--in spite of two public votes limiting terms to two--allowing Mayor Bloomberg to run for a third term.
- Torontoist interviewed Spencer Rice of Kenny vs. Spenny on the eve of the show's fifth season.
- LAist has been keeping a watch on Prop 8, the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage; statewide polls show that there's been a slight decline in support for the hotly contested proposition.
- Chicagoist talked to Sarah Vowell, discussed Mancow's return, and have been following the murder of Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother as well as the search for Hudson's 7-year-old nephew.
- Londonist was at Wembley to watch gridiron posts get installed, got interviewed by WDSU news, was there to snap the Saintsations board the London Eye and will be sitting in the Wembley press box for Saints V Chargers today.
- DCist has word on a "pro-life" pharmacy's grand opening.
- Seattlest was confused when the viaduct fall apart and Mariners' fans weren't sure how to pronounce "Zduriencik," so naturally the time seemed right to for a screening of "Bassets for Obama."