Week Around the Ists
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- Gothamist was shocked when video showed a police officer deliberately knocking a Critical Mass bicyclist off his bike. The cop, a rookie, was put on modified duty as the NYPD investigates.
- Phillyist commenters debated the good and bad behind a new internet search engine.
- Torontoist covered the latest tomfoolery from Kenny Hotz, half of Kenny vs. Spenny: flying an enormous "Jesus Sucks" banner across Toronto's waterfront.
- LAist spent three days exploring the 52-mile Los Angeles River with kayakers... and, oh yeah, they had a good-sized earthquake.
- Seattlest called for an end to Critical Mass after a weekend confrontation between CM cyclists and one of Seattle's countless Subaru drivers.
- Shanghaiist showed us a sneak preview of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.
- DCist reported on the over thirty-two pounds of weed found in Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo's home.
- Bostonist, who was gripped by the drama of the MLB trading deadline, compared Ivan Rodriguez to Scarlett Johansson and watched Manny Ramirez escape from Fenway aboard a pterodactyl.
- Chicagoist recapped Lollapalooza 2008.
- Londonist delved into the city's ancient history to uncover some of its many defunct place names, before mildly appreciating the new Gehry-designed 2008 Serpentine Pavilion.
- SFist blushed, cringed, and gasped at the many photos taken at San Francisco's annual Dore Alley/Up Your Alley sex and fetish street fair. (NSFW)