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A reader writes in and asks: Wouldn't it be better to call the website the Angelist instead of the LAist?

Hmm, would that be better? It might work, we guess, except we've never called ourselves the anything. We're LAist because we sprang fully-formed from the thigh of Gothamist, which has no "the" at all. Other -ists exist in this same "the"-less universe: Austinist, Chicagoist, Londonist, Bostonist, Houstonist, Phillyist, Seattlest, Miamist, Torontist and Shanghaiist. The acronym cities DCist and SFist are just like us. Even Parisist has no "le."

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