Week Around the Ists
- LAist found out what mimes, midgets, gyrations, pyrotechnics, broken teeth, dancing, and hip-hop have in common thanks to Lil Wayne, T-Pain and Gym Class Heroes.
Chicagoist awaited the arrival of the International Olympic Committee and bore witness to a pair of protests schedule to coincide with their visit.
Phillyist got a kiss from Richard Simmons. No, really.
DCist had another rocky week waiting for the U.S. House to move on a bill that would finally grant the District of Columbia a full member of Congress: first a Department of Justice memo surfaced that questioned the legislation's constitutionality, then D.C.'s delegate appeared to be acquiescing to pressure from the NRA to include a controversial amendment that would wipe out the District's tough gun registration laws.
Bostonist reported on a photographer who suffered police harassment while photographing a local bridge.
Torontoist interviewed Wayne Reuben, commercial artist and creator of some of simplest yet most gorgeous hand-painted signs.
SFist finally saw disgraced former SF Supervisor Ed Jew receive a hefty prison sentence for fraud and extortion. (The comments section, oddly enough, turned into a debate about the comedic validity of rape jokes.)