Week Around the Ists
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.
- SFist wondered why the University of New Mexico football player who was arrested at San Francisco International Airport because he wouldn’t pull up his saggy pants on the plane wanted to put his underwear on the airline seats.
- DCist followed the story of a Safeway employee who used a slur to demean a gay D.C. couple as they checked out during Pride Weekend; the employee was later caught on video admitting using the slur -- and half-heartedly apologizing for doing so -- which then led the grocery chain to fire her and offer an official apology.
- Seattlest watched agog as the Barefoot Bandit was given less than ten years after his international crime spree; explained the myriad ways that the Italian prosecutor in the Amanda Knox case might be losing it completely; and gave unsolicited advice to the Tony Award winning Intiman Theater on how to recover from its recent near fiscal collapse.
- Chicagoist was impressed by the city's forward thinking Transportation Commissioner's plans to lessen pedestrian congestion and add video monitors with bus arrival times to bus shelters.
- Austinist was amused by Houston’s complaints about Austin.
- Bostonist watched the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup this week. Boston welcomed over 1 million fans into the city for an epic celebration.
- Shanghaiist watched an English teacher chanting "whore" in Russian with her students, an Australian reporter tell a Dalai Lama joke to the Dalai Lama, condoms being made by hand, and Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera turn pork into beef with just a few handy food additives.
- Gothamist found out what happens when a train conductor told a “very well-educated" person to stop talking so loudly on her cell phone—because the hilarious encounter was caught on video.
- And we reported on a possibly drunk motorist who plowed into a group of Midnight Ridazz cyclists, who cops say need to take some of the blame because they had been partying in a park with “alcohol, condoms and marijuana."