Week Around the Ists
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Photo from Tuesday's Inauguration by Marcus Gilmer/Chicagoist
- Chicagoist hit Washington D.C. for President Obama's inauguration festivities.
- Phillyist wondered just how much a star ball player is actually worth.
- DCist is still recovering from all things inaugural, including bird's eye view coverage of the craziness on the National Mall and the Swearing-In Ceremony of President Barack Obama. Oh, and they got Anthony Bourdain to say some controversial things about Alice Waters.
- LAist asked a hard-hitting question this week--How much is the most expensive t-shirt in Los Angeles?--then set out to do some serious investigative journalism to find the answers.
- Londonist took another look at the Temporary School Of Thought at the £22m Mayfair squat.
- Bostonist learned that there was something fishy about Yo-Yo Ma's performance at the Obama inauguration.
- Torontoist devoted its weekly history column, Historicist, to exploring the way that cars changed the makeup of their city at the beginning of the twentieth century.
- Shanghaiist was not at all surprised by news of Chinese media censoring all references of "communism" from Obama's inaugural speech.
- Seattlest was checking on friends after news hit of thousands of Starbucks layoffs.
- Gothamist was amazed a Greenwich Village would sell "drunken negro face" cookies "in honor of President Obama."
- SFist saw a few angry residents form yet another coalition after hearing about hip clothing retailer American Apparel's plans to open shop on equally hip Valencia Street.