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Week Around the Ists
- LAist discovered that little kids on spring break enjoy spending their time teabagging.
- Chicagoist was far more enamored with the amateur strip contest So You Think You Can Strip - semifinals and finals - than they were with the local tea-bagging.
- Seattlest went on a mini listening tour this week, talking with Dr. Dog's Zach Miller, a visiting Cats cast member, and local jazz composer/comic-book enthusiast Andrew Boscardin.
- SFist was dismayed with the litter left over at Dolores Park after the city's annual "Hunky Jesus" contest (held on Easter, natch).
- Austinist noted enforcement of a noise ordinance has killed live music at a popular restaurant—and the bookings of over 80 performers.
- Londonist became rather over-excited at the prospect of Oxford Circus turning Japanese.
- Bostonist interviewed Amanda Palmer about her upcoming high school musical.
- Shanghaiist warned people against buying puppies from street sellers with horror stories about pets getting dipped into vats of dye to make them a more "lucrative" color.
- Phillyist joined their city in saying a sad goodbye to Harry the K.
- Torontoist's head exploded after discovering a colossally stupid transit shelter ad that depicted a radio about to commit suicide by jumping onto subway tracks—an ad created behind the transit system's back by a radio station that is, if you can believe it, owned by the same company responsible for maintaining those same transit shelters' ads.
- Gothamist was amused when Woody Allen's lawsuit against American Apparel (the clothing retailer used his image in an ad) and other accusations led American Apparel to demand nude pictures of his former lover's daughter-turned-wife.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.