Week Around the Ists
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- Shanghaiist covered anti-China Olympic torch relay protests in London, Paris and San Francisco.
- Gothamist marveled as the NY State Assembly killed NYC's controversial congestion pricing plan without even holding a vote.
- SFist reported live on the only U.S. leg of the Olympic torch relay, which was a disaster for Mayor Gavin Newsom.
- DCist was tickled to see that Heroes star Hayden Panettiere filmed a short PSA to support voting rights and statehood efforts for the District of Columbia.
- LAist sat down with Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz for an interview to talk up his novel--"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"--among other things.
- Phillyist addressed political discourse on the internet, and concluded that people are assholes.
- Londonist witnessed the Olympic torch making it's fraught journey across the capital and took pictures.
- $5 million later, one of Toronto's blandest subway stations has got a new makeover to make it fit the museums above it. Whether it's a gaudy tourist trap or a clever and beautiful redesign is up for debate.
- Bostonist sat back and enjoyed opening day for the Red Sox, as the city and Bill Buckner of the doomed 1986 Red Sox made peace when Buckner threw out the first pitch.