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Week Around the Ists
- LAist introduced readers to The Entryway, a photojournalism website done by a pair of white reporters who embedded themselves with a family of eight undocumented Mexican residents in LA's MacArthur Park neighborhood.
- Gothamist was excited to learn that First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha were in town—and that FLOTUS said that Grimadli's pizza is basically better than Chicago-style pizza.
- Londonist drew a map of all the things that were invented in London, then learned how airport security are using scanners to ogle breasts.
- Seattlest's heart swelled with pride as local author Sherman Alexie won the 2010 Pen/Faulkner Award.
- Torontoist discovered that it was an international center for mascot-making, and tried a giant foam head on for size.
- SFist celebrated the 50th birthday of the city's favorite eccentric, Frank Chu, a man famous for carrying a bizarre protest sign around San Francisco.
- Shanghaiist learned not to do drugs, gamble or solicit prostitutes at a local bar from pictures of Homer Simpson and gang helpfully illustrating how to do drugs, gamble and solicit prostitutes.
- Bostonist discovered (and mocked) hegans.
- Chicagoist enjoyed the fun one local artist had when she had to write a letter to cancel her gym membership.
- Houstonist got some inconceivable culture this week, and played foil to the Astros' 'Best Of The Decade Team' with their own roster of Worsts.
- Phillyist prepared to people watch and maybe make some bad decisions this weekend at the Tattoo Arts Convention.
- DCist took a look at Frank Gehry's designs for the new Eisenhower Memorial in Southwest Washington.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.