Week Around the Ists
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- 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.