Photo by Peijin Chen.
All the top stories around the Ist-a-verse over the last seven days:
- Gothamist found out that billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg likes to put ice in his beer. One bar owner told us, “I had a laugh because, for someone like me, it’s ridiculous. But I guess to each his own. I don’t want anybody telling me what position I can have sex in. Not in Williamsburg! It’s all personal taste.”
- DCist was annoyed when the head of the city’s Metro system said that late night riders “should not be drunk” meanwhile, its readers debated one Safeway store’s new policy of checking customers’ receipts before they leave.
- With a week to go before Chicago’s mayoral election, Chicagoist discovered that a campaign letter sent to city workers by Rahm Emanuel’s campaign hoping to clarify his position on pension reform wasn’t well received.
- Seattlest got a look at our local masked superhero in action at the police protests popping up around the city and skipped Valentine’s Day in favor of celebrating Octopus Day, which included a roundup of local cephalopod-inspired tattoos.
- Shanghaiist watched Beijing police shake it, models ride the Taipei subways half-naked, a girl with only five fingers play the piano, and a five-year-old amputee eat and write with his feet!
- Bostonist sadly had to report on sexual abuse this week. Senator Scott Brown’s bombshell revelation that he was sexually abused as a 10-year old by a camp counselor stunned us. It’s in his book, “Against All Odds,” and he chats up Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” about it tonight. A prominent local wrestling coach was arrested for possessing child pornography and the kids still won a state title. A prominent doctor died one day after he was sued for sexual abuse. On a lighter note, Rajon Rondo taught Miami another lesson which prompted us to drop the MVP tag on him. BC schooled Northeastern – again – in the Beanpot. Oh, yeah, the Sox are back.
- LAist met The Pitbull Lady. As far as we can tell, she is probably not Banksy.
- SFist reopened the city’s foreseeable circumcision ban, which might appear on the November ballot.