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Week Around the Ists
- Gothamist is stuck in a vortex of stories involving alleged Islamophobia: A week that started with a heated rally and confrontation outside the not-at-Ground Zero mosque, there were incidents of a man peeing on prayer rugs at a Queens mosque and a taxi driver who was stabbed after being asked if he was Muslim.
- Chicagoist watched a Lego version of the city come under attack by Lego Star Wars villains and then talked to the Lego Master Builder behind the chaos.
- Seattlest celebrated its WNBA team making the playoffs and solved a puzzle to score an invite to Facebook's housewarming party.
- Londonist hauled a couple of local papers over the coals as the Evening Standard nicked one of our photos and News Shopper rewarded an anti-gay letter with their star prize.
- DCist prepared for Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall by sharing one Tea Partier's guide to D.C. and publishing a handy map based on the skewed advice within.
- Shanghaiist was pounded by lighting and thunder storms, which unfortunately also caused the complete wreckage of one of its most historic, but neglected, historical landmarks - one that we had just visited earlier in the week.
- SFist prepared for Burning Man and questioned whether or not the event had any wind left in its counterculture sails.
- LAist discovered a messy "intersection" between the City of Santa Monica and a cancer research company where the business deal depends on building a bicycle lane.