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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.
Gothamist had a big week of sports news: Citi Field opened for Mets fans, Yankees worked out at their new stadium, and the unemployed had the Unemployment Olympics!
Bostonist reported on a photographer who suffered police harassment while photographing a local bridge.
Londonist continued to keep a close eye on the G20 protests.
Seattlest compiled a "Things To Do in Seattle" list for visitors and rejected auditioners for MTV's Real World.
Torontoistinterviewed 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.)
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.