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Week Around the Ists
- Gothamist found out Banksy was in town on Monday, only to see his pieces dissed by Tuesday. However, this tourist sidewalk lane might be his work. Gothamist also created this primer on what's not a Banksy.
- SFist survived another Bay to Breakers race, the city's annual costumed marathon of pomp and hilarity, but held its nose after participants used Tehama Street as a toilet.
- Seattlest examined what Sarah Palin's endorsement of Redskins tight end turned knuckle dragging, tea bagging, alfalfa farming GOP Senate candidate Clint Didier means for the Washington state Senate race.
- Shanghaiist found a shopping mall that hosted a bra-removing contest.
- Torontoist's in-depth uncovering of dirt at City Hall helped clean up (a scale model of) their city.
- Chicagoist went to the dogs, visiting The Great American Mutt Show.
- LAist reported on a demonstration by UCLA students and professors in favor of the DREAM act, which shut down Wilshire Blvd. and led to 9 arrests.
- Houstonist took in Catastrophic Theatre's latest production, Wallace Shawn's The Designated Mourner, and the new album from local indie pop crew Wild Moccasins, Skin Collision Past.
- DCist was disappointed when homegrown rapper Wale dropped out of performing at DC Black Pride amid allegations of homophobia. Wale eventually defended himself via Twitter.
- Phillyist previewed the With Love Super Adoption Day, a huge outdoor event bringing together most of the city's shelters and animal rescue organizations. Check back next week for photos!
- Londonist laughed as the official 2012 Olympic mascots were unveiled, looked forward to Captain America's visit to London and built a map of local galleries, museums, etc. on Twitter.
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.