Week Around the Ists
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- Chicagoist made a pair of great discoveries this week: entertaining graffiti at a University of Chicago library and a treasure trove of old street photography.
- Gothamist looked at how some local stores seem to be encouraging little girls to dress in slutty Halloween costumes.
- DCist wondered whether city bus drivers were overreacting by deciding to drive "by the book" after a series of gruesome accidents involving pedestrians.
- Shanghaiist cringed as somebody tried to put their baby on an online auction site for the measly price of 1 yuan (roughly 15 cents). Why sell the infant? Because she was female.
- Torontoist scoped out a Stella Artois ad campaign that appropriated the old logo from the country's esteemed public broadcaster.
- LAist realized the worst thing about having an NFL team move into town would be having an NFL team in town: Raiders, Rams, Chargers, Jaguars? Ugh, no thanks!
- Londonist celebrated the unassailable self-assurance of Sarah, London's most confident commentator.
- Phillyist doesn't believe in unlikely heroes.
- SFist interviewed the passenger who filmed last week's brutal brawl between two women aboard a Muni bus, a piece of footage that has since exploded all over the internet.
- Bostonist chronicled the HONK! festival, a gathering of activist street bands.