Week Around The Ists
This week Seattlest celebrated the 50th birthday of our most recognized landmark, and the feeling of pride continued when City Council actually took decisive action against businesses guilty of wage theft. While Chicago contemplated hiring one of Seattle’s former police chiefs, the current one performed a particularly stunning example of what The Wire fans recognize as ‘juking the stats’. Finally, after watching the Intiman, one of our vaunted theater organizations, collapse, we commiserated with those who were angry by the news and bid adieu to the company’s Artistic Director.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the ist-a-verse...
- Gothamist found out that a subway passenger was stabbed in the head with a pen after telling a man to stop smoking...his blunt.
- DCist found out what happens when it rains heavily and flood gates along the Georgetown waterfront don’t get put up properly, went on a wild goose chase to figure out what was making loud blasting sounds at 6 a.m. (it was a World War II Anti-Tank Gun firing blank rounds), and was left wondering precisely how a birther like Charlie Sheen was able to land a police escort from Dulles International Airport.
- Chicagoist's week kicked off with the derailment of a Brown Line "L" train during the morning rush. Except that CTA said it technically wasn't a derailment. Mayor-elect Emanuel's choice to head Chicago Public Schools, former Rochester Public School District chief Jean-Claude Brizard, leaves behind a legacy in Rochester that conflicts with his self-described image as a "reformer." Finally, one of Chicagoist's Flickr pool contributors caught an alleged altercation between two groups of people that involved a baseball bat.
- Bostonist basked in marathon goodness this week. And, we have two words for the IAAF: World Record. In other sports news, the Bruins and Celtics are getting their playoff game faces on, and Red Sox have finally showed that they are winning.
- Our readers sounded off about racist chimp emails and the nature of an apology.