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Week Around the Ists
- 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.
- Torontoistspent 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.
Michael John Mammone, 58, was riding his bicycle Wednesday along Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when he was assaulted.
Please don't hurt yourself.
Anthony Lowe was shot and killed by Huntington Park police on Jan. 26. 'Thank goodness that we’re in the era of videos,' said the family attorney as they file a federal civil rights lawsuit
The mountain lion's death comes about a month after the beloved P-22 was euthanized.
With two hikers still missing — one the well-known actor Julian Sands — expert mountaineers say the usual scarcity of snow in the L.A.-area makes it especially hard to get enough experience to safely venture out in harsh conditions.
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.