Week Around the Ists
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- Shanghaiist looked into whether a 25-year-old PricewaterhouseCoopers employee was really worked to death.
- Seattlest had its heart broken by NASA this week, when the organization denied giving Seattle one of its decommissioned Space Shuttles, we comforted ourselves by watching an ocelot cub have its teeth brushed. After receiving the news regarding the drastically cut state budget, a number of state Democrats are attempting to cut corporate tax exemptions in order to raise money. Also, a mailman took an unexpected poop next to a house in Portland, OR.
- Bostonist is fretting about the state of the Red Sox, even if Theo Epstein isn't. The Bruins are losing to the Montreal Canadiens because of a hot playoff goalie. Why does that sound familiar? Speaking of familiar, more crazy T-Rage broke out in Boston this week. Two teenagers were arrested for an alleged assault on a bus driver. The driver reportedly got upset at some kids for smoking on the bus, and then chaos ensued. The driver was allegedly attacked - he said - or the driver intentionally - allegedly - ran someone down with the bus and yelled "I got you!"
- DCist was on the scene as Mayor Vince Gray, six D.C. Councilmembers and 34 others were arrested by Capitol Police as part of a demonstration in support of D.C. voting rights and autonomy. One of the issues the Mayor and company were protesting—the controversial inclusion of a rider prohibiting D.C. from spending local funds to pay for abortions for low-income women—also spurred heated debate among readers as it went into effect.
- Chicagoist food and drink editor Anthony Todd’s experience at a preview of Grant Achatz’s the Aviary had him considering the relationship between food writers, PR reps and the chefs for whom they work.
- And we were among the many taking part in morning-after speculation about Lakers star Kobe Bryant getting caught on camera calling a ref a gay slur. (He did, but he’s so, so, so sorry and, like, totally didn’t mean it that way, you know?)