Top stories around the Ist-a-verse over the last seven days:
- It was Occupy Wall Streetall the time for Gothamist: From high-ranking police officer Anthony Bologna who pepper-sprayed protesters (and his fellow cops) to notable activists like Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon visiting the occupation site, from the Radiohead hoax to cops arresting 500 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday.
- Shanghaiist was tickled by by the appearance of a store in Beijing called “Obama Fried Chicken,” whose mascot is Obama dressed as the colonel.
- DCist’s readers were fired up after no assault charges were brought against a driver who was taped running into a cyclist and were flabbergasted after more local businesses were being moved from the growing Mid City section of town — but at least they had an iconic image to be mesmerized by.
- As the Occupy Chicago protests entered their second week, Chicagoist interviewed some of the protestors at the Federal Reserve Building and reported on the edict handed down by the Police Department that they couldn’t sleep on the streets overnight. In other news, they learned of a more disturbing side to Ira Glass.
- While Seattlest did its best to ignore the latest trumped up “holiday” allegedly celebrated throughout the nation, we kept a close watch as the infamous trial of one of its daughters edged closer to conclusion, and noted the strange political allegiances that sprouted up around the local chapter of the Backpage.com scandal.
- Bostonist watched the Boston Red Sox startling September collapse come to fruition. Despite a month-long decline, the season-ending double tap in Baltimore and Tampa Bay was shocking. We don’t blame Terry Francona for his “No mas” moment.