Week Around the Ists
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- Bostonist went to the Boston Pride Parade and saw everything from Batman and Robin to dancing lifeguards. Oh, and a local sports team swept its rival.
- Chicagoist was all about artifacts this week: the collection of Italian artifacts worthy of Indiana Jones a local man had stashed in his house and an old photo of Bulls Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose flashing an alleged gang sign.
- SFist reacted to the city enacting the toughest recycling and composting laws in the U.S.
- Londonist saw millions of Londoners suffer two days of transport vexations in yet another pointless tube strike.
- Seattlest barely even noticed Portland running down Seattle for being stodgy and conventional, being too busy reporting on our dogs on dope and gourmet attack pigs.
- DCist was shocked when an armed man shot a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The shooter, an 88-year-old white supremacist, was shot by other guards; the wounded guard later died.
- LAist kicked off the debate about crime and punishment when it comes to the possible compassionate release of dying Manson Family member Susan Atkins.
- Phillyist took on a bully blog by drawing attention to a silly mistake.
- Torontoist wrote about the City of Toronto awkwardly Photoshopping a black guy onto the cover of a "Fun Guide" in order to make it more "diverse."
- Shanghaiist saw its city host China's first gay pride event. Things wen't pretty smoothly... until the authorities realized what was going on.
- Gothamist witnessed plans for an impressive, if controversial Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena get replaced by a ho-hum, run-of-the-mill sports arena plan because it was less expensive. In fact, Gehry is no longer involved with the massive Brooklyn plan at all.