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Week Around The Ists
- Gothamist watched in awe as an acrobat dangled from the Williamsburg Bridge with just some pieces of fabrics. But the police were not so amused!
- It’s been an active week for Seattlest’s oft-divisive mayor; on Mayor McGinn’s agenda is the continuing battle over child prostitution with local Village Voice Media paper, the Seattle Weekly, at week’s end, neither party has budged, with McGinn threatening to go nationwide. Elsewhere, McGinn begins making moves toward bringing state liquor laws into the 21st Century. In non-mayor-related civic news, the people of Seattle crowded county council chambers in support of Metro, the county’s mass transit system.
- Chicagoist offered their picks for this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival and said goodbye to radio station Q101.
- DCist reported on the arrest of a man police allege is the leader of one of the city’s oldest graffiti crews -- the story got more complicated when the arrested street artist, Asad ULTRA Walker, was removed from a lettering workshop he was scheduled to conduct at one of the city’s public libraries.
- Bostonist observed people in transition this week. Jeffrey Mullan is leaving his job as transportation secretary this fall; Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended in a mistrial; Catherine Greig was formally denied bail.
- SFist found out that a speeding cyclist who nearly killed a pedestrian "would face the same potential legal repercussions as the driver of any car involved in a collision with a pedestrian" if found guilty.
- Shanghaiist was shocked that a teacher who claims she was raped was told by the police "It's not rape if he used a condom."
- Austinist interviewed the co-founder of a company that hopes to be the first package-free, waste-not grocery store in Austin and ostensibly the U.S.!
- We heard from a reader who thinks the impending Carmageddon (aka the closing of the 405 freeway) is making everyone soft: " IF THIS ISNT PROOF ABOUT THE PUSSIFICATION OF AMERICA, ESPECIALLY CALIFORNIA, I DONT KNOW WHAT IS."