Week Around the Ists
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- Torontoist featured video of an absolutely insane series of explosions at a propane facility in the north end of the city last weekend.
- Despite an eventful week at the Olympics, Phillyist focused on local, Philadelphia teams.
- Seattlest, freshly aware of their "Junior High Readability Level," implemented a new weekly feature spotlighting a local they're totes crushing on. First up, a guy they met at the Seattle Tattoo Expo.
- LAist reported on a protest by bicyclists in Santa Monica who were sick of being harassed by police. What they did was halt traffic for blocks legally.
- Gothamist is fine with opening doors to air-conditioned stores--the New York City Council passed a bill that will fine stores if they keep their doors open while they are using air-conditioning.
- Shanghaiist was not amused by the "slanty-eyed Chinese" poses of the Spanish basketball and tennis teams.
- Londonist revelled in the city's silly signage.
- Chicagoist discussed a local graffiti mural and cranky neighbors' responses to it.
- DCist was both horrified and excited by the news that Lifetime had picked up a new reality TV show set inside the privileged Georgetown socialite scene.
- SFist reported on local blogger/photog Thomas Hawk's physical ejection from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which stirred a heated debate about the rights of photographers.
- Bostonist saw Kelly Clarkson at Fenway Park and wondered when she started looking like Rachael Ray.