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Week Around the Ists
Photograph of one of the man-made waterfalls under the Brooklyn Bridge by Jake Dobkin
- Gothamist enjoyed watching New York City's latest big public art project--four multi-story man-made waterfalls--rise up in East River and the debate about whether it's art or folly (but they sure look pretty at night).
- Londonist handed out advice on how to queue for Wimbledon tickets, then embarked on a gruelling fact-finding tour of drinking-holes at the capital's main terminus rail stations.
- Seattlest attended the U.S. Regional Air Guitar Championships, and lived to tell about it.
- Phillyist explored the career choices left to a recently-fired news anchor.
- Torontoist interviewed Ben Stein and took a critical look at his new film, Expelled, just released (and all but universally panned) in Canada.
- SFist was in awe over the ultra-modern and ultra-tidy Toto toilets at the Google San Francisco offices.
- DCist debated the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and made sure readers knew they couldn't just run out and buy a gun this weekend.
- Bostonist attended the Day of Portugal Parade (complete with Portuguese Elvis) and reported on terrorist turkeys in Martha's Vineyard.
- Shanghaiist cannot wait for the next great big erection to hit the city skyline.
- LAist reported that while Hollywood big shots may have been buzzing on Tuesday about Barack Obama's first Los Angeles visit since he emerged as the Democratic nominee, there was a buzz of another sort going on that same night underneath Hollywood, while 400 Red Line subway riders were stranded for 80 minutes thanks to a broken down train.