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Week Around the Ists
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- LAist walked Hollywood Boulevard to find the true style and fashion of the real, raw, non-celebrity Hollywood.
- Bostonist debated the claim that Boston is America's most racist city.
- Shanghaiist was taken aback by the video of an unknown Islamic terror group purporting to be responsible for recent bombings in China and warning of future attacks during the Olympics .
- Torontoist spent the week taking a detailed look at homicide statistics for their city , including examining how Toronto's homicide rate stood up to American cities' .
- Phillyist featured a video produced by a local improv group that wanted the answer to one question: Bush or Batman ?
- Seattlest rejoiced as H&M finally opened the first of three local stores.
- Gothamist interviewed Philippe Petit , the man who walked between the World Trade Center's towers in 1974. He said, "I felt an immense elation, and that I was actually venturing in another world."
- Chicagoist talked about Barack Obama's new plane and its jarring lack of American flag decals .
- Londonist noted the photographic abilities of one black cab driver, while reporting on the campaign to promote ethnic diversity among London's newer cabbies.
- DCist chatted with Zagat Guide founders Tim and Nina Zagat .
- SFist vented about riding public transportation by exposing and understanding seat-hogging passengers.
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A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
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