Week Around The Ists
DCist normally would have spent some time analyzing the Washington Redskins’ draft class, if only we hadn’t been so distracted by Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s continuing legal tantrum against the Washington City Paper or defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth’s claims that a woman he allegedly sexually abused “was just upset [he] had a white girlfriend." (Who are we kidding? Any draft analysis would have just ended up taking a back seat to lion cub training photos and outdoor movie festival anticipation, anyway.)
Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse...
- Chicagoist and its readers marked the passing of Lynn Hauldren, best known as the Empire Carpet Man. A plan to reconfigure a treacherous six corners intersection on the North Side of town generated a lot of debate. A popular South Side priest was shocked that Cardinal Francis George suspended him from his duties and his congregation protested the suspension outside the Cardinal's residence. The staff, acting off an article in Time OUt Chicago, put together more lies Chicagoans tell themselves. The Lollapalooza lineup was revealed and discussed. And reaction locally to President Obama releasing his birth certificate was fast and furious.
- Gothamist found out that buying counterfeit purses could land you in jail or a $1000 fine, plus the shocking news that the Museum of Modern Art does not have dinosaurs (much to the dismay of one young critic).
- SFist asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an iconic Catholic parody/fundraising group, to respond to conservative gay blogger Andrew Sullivan after he slammed their annual Easter Sunday Hunky Jesus contest as "tired," "lame," and bigoted.
- We considered the implications of broadcasting high-definition Scientology following the news that former PBS affiliate KCET sold their landmark Hollywood building to the Church.