Week Around the Ists
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- Gothamist was mesmerized by the trailer for Empire, a movie about biking in NYC with a flagrant disregard for traffic laws, safety and basic common sense.
- Phillyist couldn't really talk about anything but their World Series-winning Phillies. The curse has been reversed!
- LAist got annoyed at the Sarah Palin effigy in West Hollywood. It was eventually taken down, but then a Barack Obama one was put up in Redondo Beach.
- Chicagoist spent the week preparing for Barack Obama's Election Night rally, a.k.a. Obamapalooza, and mourned the legendary Studs Terkel.
- Seattlest was horrified by not one but two suicides involving fire last week, and so the news that the Obama campaign workers like--really, really like--Seattle's Vivace espresso came as welcome, happier news.
- Shanghaiist learned that if China could vote in the U.S. elections, it would be a "strong Obama" constituency.
- Torontoist took a look at some brilliant dumbed-down covers for serious successful books, created by the readers of popular book blog Bookninja.
- DCist interviewed Henry Rollins.
- Bostonist watched in horror as our State Senator allegedly stuffed her bra full of bribe money.
- Londonist poked around Westfield, the capital's new shopping shrine, and the largest city center mall in Europe.
- SFist spotted the best damn Mao Tse-tung costume on Halloween night.