Week Around the Ists
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- LAist was among the many who waited eagerly to for Judge Vaughan Walker to issue his ruling that Prop 8--the ban on same sex marriage--is unconstitutional.
- SFist also covered the overturning of California's same-sex marriage ban.
- Shanghaiist debated whether or not Dior's campaign, "Shanghai Dreamers," was racist after certain people accused them of pandering to oriental stereotypes.
- Seattlest looked to both sea and sky, "missing the northern lights", but seeing the "Blue Angels" and some sweet "hydroplane races" instead.
- Torontoist watched—and was at least a little ambivalent about—a massive, free concert by Metric smack in the middle of downtown on a weekday afternoon.
- Chicagoist paid a visit to popular restaurant The Publican and came away with some hunger-inducing photos.
- Gothamist learned that the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow plans for a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. The vitriol from opposition, though, prompted Mayor Bloomberg to remind New Yorkers—and America—about religious freedom and tolerance.
- DCist reviewed which of the city's local politicians were using social media to help--or hurt--their campaigns.
- Londonist discovered some brilliant hand-made models of Tube stations, encountered a talking bike and uncovered London's most depressing street names.