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Week Around the Ists
- Chicagoist survived a round of apocalyptic storms in which lightning struck the city's three tallest buildings at the same time.
- SFist fetched the smelling salts after looking at this shocking Gay Pride window display at the downtown Diesel store.
- Bostonist rocked the American Craft Beer Festival for the third year in a row.
- Londonist encountered some super-cute knitted pigeons in Trafalgar Square, and learnt about a celebrity bus tour of London, and a special opening of one of the city's 'ghost stations'.
- LAist learned that some Critical Mass cyclists were initiating a movement called "Project Civil Obedience" so riders would obey all the laws during their monthly group ride.
- Torontoist gave its readers round-the-clock live coverage of the G20 summit, which landed in their city on a chaos-filled Saturday that saw cop cars get lit on fire, windows get smashed, and some lighter moments.
- DCist's morale during an insufferable heat wave was boosted by video of a dude shamelessly getting down on the Metro.
- Shanghaiist learned that 77% of Chinese citizens would move to Canada if they could.
- Austinist looked at the Texas GOP platform, which includes themes like anti-gay legislation and voter ID.
- Seattlest considered Smith Tower, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi for some time.
- Phillyist Gleeked out over Idina Menzel's appearance at Philadelphia's Mann Center.
- Houstonist ran down the players called up for the Texas Rangers.
- Gothamist watched as the state passed a cigarette tax hike that now makes smokes nearly $11 a pack.