Week Around the Ists
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- Chicagoist took umbrage with a New York Times article, explored the Korean food Disneyland, examined Rahm Emanuel's Charades game-face, and checked out a cookbook that focuses on an, er, unorthodox ingredient.
- Phillyist covered Philadelphia's Prop. 8 protests and continued to debate Eagles fandom.
- Gothamist bemoaned plans for a fare hike and service cuts as public transit agency MTA unveiled a grim proposal to address a looming, billion-dollar deficit.
- LAist found a hipster bar that is way too overly ironic--therefore, a call to end irony has been made. Related: Metro is piloting late-night 3 a.m. subway service meaning more bars can be discovered without a car.
- Shanghaiist was amused by a video of Raul Castro, brother of Fidel Castro, singing for Chairman Mao.
- Austinist had a chat with Bruce Campbell about his new movie, My Name is Bruce, and how he hates hugging fans.
- Bostonist commemorated the Harvard-Yale game in cocktails, and celebrated a newfound ability to receive shipments from wineries.
- Seattlest got word that up to 3,000 WaMu employees might lose their jobs and promptly made plans to down some beaujolais nouveau this weekend.
- Londonist noted a week full of news on the capital's rail transport projects, with sneak peeks into possible Crossrail station designs, resumption of 'normal' service on the Victoria Line and the Overground, and a shortfall of cash for completing the East London Line extension.
- Torontoist took a look at yet another film shot in their city (that pretends not to be): The Incredible Hulk.
- DCist revealed the dirty joke that got a Metro mechanic fired.
- SFist saw the Bay Area mark the 30-year anniversary of the Peoples Temple's massacre in Jonestown with a memorial.