Week Around the Ists
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- Gothamist is awaiting the presence of cops at all Starbucks locations, because cops ejected one customer who refused to use their lingo during her bagel order.
- SFist asked about the practicality of the SF-to-LA high-speed rail.
- Seattlest urged President Obama to stay a while and have some fun, then got some fashion advice from Mad Men's assistant costume designer.
- Shanghaiist found out that some Chinese colleges are now explicitly forbidding their students to "become mistresses or have one-night stands." We pondered how this was enforceable.
- Bostonist noted that, after the apparent jailhouse suicide of alleged "Craigslist killer" Philip Markoff, it seemed like everyone ever involved held press conferences to cover their asses.
- DCist readers may have been torn over the great Five Guys/In-N-Out debate, but the massive buzz surrounding the debut of D.C.'s new lobster roll truck proved that the city was just as passionate about shellfish.
- Londonist compiled a list of their city's rudest street names and reviewed the new candidate art works for Trafalgar Square (including a huge blue cock...seriously).
- LAist unveiled the tension between the "Disney Look" and religious freedom when they reported on the employee suing the Mouse because she couldn't wear her hijab on the job.
- Chicagoist followed along as former governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on only one count while the jury remained deadlocked on the other 23, pondered the impending retrial, wondered about the holdout juror, and watched the former gov get animated.