Ceiling of Pho Real. Photo by HeyItsWilliam.
Seattlest spent the week preparing for some recession-induced severe cuts to its mass transit system; watched and were astonished as the Amanda Knox case devolved to slapstick in Italy; swelled with pride as our ladies in green and gold met with the president;and applauded our mayor for diving into the middle of Ashton Kutcher’s fight against the Village Voice family of alternative weeklies.
Bostonist, this week: Transporting James “Whitey” Bulger to court on a Coast Guard helicopter: $14,000; Senator Scott Brown piling on to Massachusetts’ top bad guy: priceless! Oh, gay marriage in Rhode Island, and possibly, Maine, too.
Gothamist learned that Glenn Beck went to see a movie in Bryant Park, where someone spilled wine on his wife. He called the crowd hostile, “If I had suggested, and I almost did, “Wow, does anybody have a rope? Because there’s tree here. You could just lynch me.’ And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have.”
DCist reported this week on the District’s status as a libertartian mecca for tattoo and piercing parlors (though that status may be fleeting).
LAist learned that Dodger Stadium attack victim Bryan Stow may have been taunting hometown fans (and our hot dogs), but noted that being mouthy does not justify beating a man into a coma.
Chicagoist can’t believe that this Chicago Scene boat party might be sunk due to permit issues.
Shanghaiist discovered a Weibo account where a teen girl claims she’ll give up her virginity for an iPhone 4.
SFist found out that an artist’s work was kicked out of a coffeehouse for being “too serious.”
Austinist is getting ready for the confederate license plates that some in Texas wants.