Week Around The Ists
DCist had a fine time poking fun at its neighbors to the north and south this week, as a non-descript group of large white letters spelling out "LOVE" in Dupont Circle ended up being an advertisement for Virginia tourism, Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors came up with some truly unoriginal names for several new Metro stations, and Maryland’s Preakness Stakes unveiled "Kegasus" -- a marketing abomination that might just signal the end of civilization as we know it.
Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse...
- Gothamist learned very little at a 9/11 truther conference about the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. Which is probably why there are nearly 800 comments on the post.
- Seattlest experienced exasperated eye-rolling over a certain piece of New Yorker non-humor. Then saw tensions begin to mount as the first warning shots in the coming battle over the viaduct replacement project were fired. We mourned the sudden loss of a local comfort food genius, and finished the week by wishing a fond farewell to our now former editor-in-chief.
- Bostonist is trying to remain as positive as Steven Tyler does on "American Idol." The Red Sox are making it really tough after losing the first two games of the 2011 season.
- The big news over at Chicagoist this week was the purchase of Goose Island Beer Company by InBev/Anheuser-Busch for $38.8 million, and they looked at the short and long-range implications of the deal.
- Shanghaiist was taken aback by a raid on a gay bar that saw dozens detained.
- We wondered what Los Angeles wins for earning the distinct honor of having the #1 worst traffic in the country.