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Week Around the Ists
'Holy shit' indeed... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
- LAist saw how messy things can get when a naked suicidal man climbed atop a large cross and spent a few hours up there, hanging out and, well, pooping.
Chicagoist talked to the mastermind behind Circus Cats.
Londonist wondered if the entire city was really "aghast" over President Obama's supposed "snub" of Gordon Brown.
Torontoist wrote about a curious new method of film promotion: filling full-page newspaper ads with YouTube comments made on a film's trailer.
DCist reported on McGruff the Crime Dog getting clocked.
Bostonist had a geeky week that included both National Grammar Day and Square Root Day.
Shanghaiist looked at the plight of China's xiaojies (prostitutes), who are many times more likely than the rest of the population to become homicide victims (40% of all murder victims in Beijing last year were xiaojies) and whose killings almost always remain unsolved.
Gothamist asked mayoral hopeful Reverend Billy (of the Church of Stop Shopping) what he would do to stop Wal-Mart from entering NYC and he said, "I will take that company to the LAKE OF HELLFIRE!"
SFist cheered after a local pizzeria reclaimed one-star Yelp reviews.
Seattlest wondered where all the green jobs for the Evergreen State are hiding, 'cause they're not on job boards.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Fentanyl and other drugs fuel record deaths among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. From 2019 to 2021, deaths jumped 70% to more than 2,200 in a single year.
This fungi isn’t a “fun guy.” Here’s what to do if you spot or suspect mold in your home.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Edward Bronstein died in March 2020 while officers were forcibly taking a blood sample after his detention.
A hike can be a beautiful backdrop as you build your connection with someone.