Week Around the Ists
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- Phillyist was all about the World Series this week: hating on the opposing team; waxing nostalgic; and generally getting psyched. Although the Phillies trail the Yankees one game to two in the Series, Phillyist remains optimistic: they have God on their side.
- Gothamist learned that Vespa owners are resorting to illegal measures (okay, scraping off their vehicle ID numbers) to keep their scooters on the street, not that it'll help.
- Seattlest indulged in some Washington State-sponsored earthquake disaster porn.
- Torontoist checked out the planned designs for a forthcoming subway station in the northernmost part of their city, which looks an awful lot like how people in the 1960s imagined things like subway stations would look today.
- Bostonist celebrated our beer epiphanies, just in time for pumpkin brews.
- Shanghaiist worried about the state of Chinese youth after a cellphone video showing a vicious schoolyard beating in Shanghai was uploaded to the internet. According to one survey, one in four kids in China have faced similar violent incidents.
- LAist found out just how crazy the subway in LA can get thanks to a video called "Crackhead Hooker Maces Kid."
- SFist witnessed two things fall apart this week: the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which shut down after a cable snapped and struck traffic, and Mayor Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial aspirations.
- Londonist attended a vigil against hate crimes, prompted by the recent death of the victim of a homophobic attack.
- Chicagoist focused on the more light-hearted things in life, celebrating the magic of Kelly Clarkson and pets.
- DCist visited the Washington Humane Society to get some ridiculously adorable photos of some of the pets currently there waiting to be adopted.