Photo of last Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse in progress by Samer Farha.
Gothamist was intrigued by the spectacle of the $65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Lights, which saw its fourth actor injured during a preview. The show had to shut down for a day, but the accidents may be helping the box office and the audience doesn’t seem to care that the book, score, and lead actor’s singing are terrible.
DCist and its contributors put their cameras to work this week — a good thing, too: a total lunar eclipse, the National Zoo’s adorable lion cubs and D.C’s female roller derby league made for some inspired subjects.
Chicagoist was excited to hear that a television series was in the works based on the exploits of a couple of legendary mob bosses, shared a recipe for homemade eggnog with its readers and kicked off a new series featuring photographs from the archives of legendary photographer Art Shay.
Seattlest shared a stunning reader photo of the lunar eclipse, learned how to spot a native Seattleite, and drank a lot of beer while watching the glorious winning streak and frustrating loss by local Jeopardy champ Tom Nissley. Oh yeah–and we’re getting an additional congressional seat. Take that, NY!
Bostonist was thrilled when Barney Frank dropped some of his clever verbal stylings on us, again. He turned some hack’s question on the end of “don’t ask don’t tell” into a teachable moment by declaring that gay Americans don’t get “dry cleaned” and do take showers. Oh, and Shaquille O’Neal became Big Orchestra for a night.
LAist was stoked to see the sky turn from rain to double rainbows after nearly a week of destructive weather.
SFist was sad to report that San Francisco’s popular laser kitten mural was defaced with bull heads, and here’s why.
Shanghaiist was shocked by China’s vote to retain the right to summarily execute gays and lesbians at the United Nations General Assembly.