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Week Around the Ists
Photo by Gothamist reader Wayne
- Gothamist was struck by this photograph of a rat stuck while trying to emerge from under a sidewalk. And Gothamist readers let their imaginations go wild, offering various scenarios for the rat.
- Phillyist watched MLB.com call it too soon before celebrating the Phillies' second consecutive trip to the World Series. Sorry, LAist—but at least you still have one hometown team in contention.
- Torontoist took a look at their city hall's new green roof; when it's finished in the spring, it'll be the whole city's largest publicly accessible one.
- Bostonist interviewed John Hodgman about his role in the Boston Book Festival.
- Shanghaiist found out that a lot of people in China have a lot of trouble defining what "communism" means.
- Chicagoist was a little surprised when an atheist billboard went up near downtown and nobody seemed to notice.
- Seattlest heard and was saved by the Gospel of Jay-Z.
- LAist went from the sublime to the ridiculous: They went day trippin' to the gorgeous Channel Islands National Park and found a 5-star Yelp review for Top Chef Fabio Viviani's not-even-open-yet restaurant.
- SFist was sad to see a second dead blue whale wash ashore in two weeks.
- Londonist celebrated its 5th birthday with copious cupcakes and general revelry.
- DCist followed the ongoing controversy of the Bloomingdale neighborhood's 'Boxer Girl' mural, which neighbors either seem to love or hate.