Week Around the Ists
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- Chicagoist scoped out the spectacle, the crowds, and the madness surrounding Oprah's 24th season premiere, which shut down a stretch of the famed Magnificent Mile (aka Michigan Ave) and sent some residents and city officials into a tizzy.
- Gothamist had mixed feelings about a video showing a would-be bicycle thief getting a serious beatdown from the bike's owner and his friends—the lesson is: Do not steal bikes, bro!
- DCist captured images of the 22 "ghost bikes," bicycles that are painted white as a memorial to cyclists who have been killed while riding, that were placed by an activist around the same intersection where a previous "ghost bike" was recently removed by the city.
- Torontoist spent a night photographing the Canadian National Exhibition, the million-plus attendee fair that has concluded the summer there for 130 years.
- Seattlest looked over some of the seminal images of the 2009 Bumbershoot music festival.
- Bostonist watched a cow graze on Harvard Yard. We were assured that she is a good Baptist.
- Shanghaiist found China's most fabulous teacher, who was taped doing a sexy, sassy dance for his students.
- LAist, hungry to get to the bottom of the food truck craze, dared to ask "What Twittering Food Truck Cuisine is L.A. Missing?"
- Londonist questioned the eco-credentials of London's latest green tax.
- Phillyist found a reason not to hate Ashton Kutcher.
- SFist was sad to hear that Trauma, the San Francisco ER-ish drama, has been panned by some critics.