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Week Around The Ists
Photo of last Tuesday's total lunar eclipse in progress by Samer Farha.
DCist and its contributors put their cameras to work this week -- a good thing, too: a total lunar eclipse, the National Zoo’s adorable lion cubs and D.C's female roller derby league made for some inspired subjects.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the ist-a-verse...
- Gothamist was intrigued by the spectacle of the $65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Lights, which saw its fourth actor injured during a preview. The show had to shut down for a day, but the accidents may be helping the box office and the audience doesn’t seem to care that the book, score, and lead actor’s singing are terrible.
- Chicagoist was excited to hear that a television series was in the works based on the exploits of a couple of legendary mob bosses, shared a recipe for homemade eggnog with its readers and kicked off a new series featuring photographs from the archives of legendary photographer Art Shay.
- Seattlest shared a stunning reader photo of the lunar eclipse, learned how to spot a native Seattleite, and drank a lot of beer while watching the glorious winning streak and frustrating loss by local Jeopardy champ Tom Nissley. Oh yeah--and we're getting an additional congressional seat. Take that, NY!
- Bostonist was thrilled when Barney Frank dropped some of his clever verbal stylings on us, again. He turned some hack's question on the end of "don't ask don't tell" into a teachable moment by declaring that gay Americans don't get "dry cleaned" and do take showers. Oh, and Shaquille O'Neal became Big Orchestra for a night.
- SFist was sad to report that San Francisco’s popular laser kitten mural was defaced with bull heads, and here's why.
- We were stoked to see the sky turn from rain to double rainbows after nearly a week of destructive weather.