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We Want To Find Out Where Migrant Children Are Being Held In Southern California. Here's How You Can Help

Some of the 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border are in L.A. If you have any information, here's how to get in touch.

Photos: DTLA Crowds Rally Against Family Separation And Border Policy

The protest was focused around the Metropolitan Detention Center; a public prayer was held at the ICE Headquarters.

Long Beach Votes To Legalize Recreational Pot

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said he plans to sign the decision into law as soon as it reaches his desk.

The Long Beach Post Has A New Owner, And A New Mission

You're on notice, Long Beach politicians. This news outlet is on a mission to uncover your misdeeds.

Hey, LA: Ask Us Anything

We want to know what you want to know.

Photos: The Costumed Madness Of West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval

Take a look at more than 80 of our favorite costumes from the annual celebration.

Here Are Our Favorite Coffee Shops In Los Angeles

Where we think you should get caffeinated.

The 10 Best Places To Be Really, Really Stoned In Los Angeles

From museums to places where you can stuff your face, here are some spots that will keep your high going.

LAist Is Seeking Talented Writer/Editors

LAist is seeking writer/editors who are comfortable blogging, have solid news judgment and a touch of wit to cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.

Tell Us About Yourself For A Chance To Win An Apple Watch

Corgis via istockphoto Interested in winning a free Apple Watch? Yeah, we thought that sounded pretty sweet too. Of course you are! We're conducting a short survey to get to know you, our valued readers, just a little better. If you have five minutes to spare, take some time to tell us a bit about yourself. We'd appreciate your contribution! (Because of course you want to check the weather while texting your mom from...

LAist Call For Interns

(Photo by Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) We're looking for an enthusiastic intern to join us in our Downtown Los Angeles office a couple of days a week for Spring 2017 (or sooner!). Responsibilities vary widely, but we do require people to be available in person two full days out of the week. Bloggers, journalism students, autodidacts, and anyone with a passion for L.A. and an interest in writing about it are encouraged to apply. This internship...

LAist Is Seeking A Part-Time Blogger-Reporter

(Photo by Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) LAist is seeking a part-time writer who can handle a mix of blogging and reporting. Must be willing to work Saturdays and Sundays, plus possible days during the regular work week. The ideal candidate is a talented blogger who has some experience with reporting. What's reporting? What's blogging? What's LAist? Let's discuss. LAist is an independently-owned website about Los Angeles and "everything that happens in it." It was informally launched...

LAist Is Seeking Freelance Photographers

Boyle Heights. (Photo by Jake Dobkin/LAist) LAist is looking to add some fresh blood to our roster of crack freelance photographers. Assignments vary, but usually involve shooting food, events or locations for stories, and covering some breaking news. Our rates are competitive with other web and independent print outlets, and we pay in a timely manner. You MUST reside in Los Angeles. Experience with other media outlets is preferred, especially web publishers, since we...

LAist Wants Your Freelance Submissions

(Gif by Julia Wick/LAist) LAist is looking to expand and deepen our coverage of Los Angeles, and we're paying. We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, enlightening work, written clearly and with an eye towards stories that cut through the dull hum of the internet—stories that help the reader better understand Los Angeles and the people living in it. It should not have been published anywhere else in print or online. A well-sourced, 1,500-word...

An Irish Movie For All Ye Moods On Saint Patrick's Day

Staying in on St. Patrick's Day? Make it a movie night.

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In Southern California

Get your best green sweater or shamrock pin ready: it's St. Patrick's Day parade season!

LAist Wants Your Freelance Submissions

LAist is looking to expand and deepen our coverage of Los Angeles, and we're paying.

LAist Is Hiring A New Editor-In-Chief

LAist is seeking a new editor-in-chief with a fresh editorial vision, solid news judgment and a touch of wit who can cover, assign and edit stories on a broad range of topics Angelenos care about.

LAist Is Hiring A New Editor-In-Chief

LAist is seeking a new editor-in-chief with a fresh editorial vision, solid news judgment and a touch of wit who can cover, assign and edit stories on a broad range of topics Angelenos care about.

The Best Train Trips From Los Angeles

What better way to get sweeping views of the country, and up and down the coast than to sit leisurely on a cushioned seat by the window?

LAist Is Accepting Freelance Submissions

LAist is expanding and deepening our coverage of Los Angeles, and we're paying.

16 Places To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks In Los Angeles

We've got you covered on some of the best pyrotechnic shows around town--from ones that include live musical performances and motorcycle stunts to a straight-up festival on a boat.

Where To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day In Southern California

istockphoto Get your best green sweater or shamrock pin ready: it's St. Patrick's Day parade season! Here's a guide to some of the notable parades and celebrations around Southern California. SATURDAY, MARCH 12 County Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Ventura 10 a.m. Parade kick off on East Main Street in front of the San Buenaventura Mission, continuing up East Main Street and finishing at the corner of North Ann Street and East Main...

Where To Eat Irish Food In Los Angeles

Here are some Irish pubs that pay homage to the comfort food of the emerald isle, from boxtys to corned beef and cabbage and shepherd's pie.

Map: Our Statistically Accurate Guide To The Best Restaurants In Los Angeles

To create a three dimensional view of the best restaurants in the city, whether old or new, we examined lists and reviews from the city's most respected sources for all things food.

The Ultimate List Of 'Bang For Your Buck' Los Angeles Restaurants

It's the place where $2.50 gets you life-changing dumplings but also where an $80 prix fixe meal offers you a spread of food from one of the best chefs in town.

The Best Buildings In Los Angeles

Los Angeles may not have the stately skyscrapers that stand up to those of Chicago or New York, but being a younger city lends itself to having "classic" architecture of a more youthful spirit.

The Best Places To Be 'Alone' In Los Angeles

Our ten favorite places to go on a date with yourself.

Your Guide To Memorial Day Weekend Events In Los Angeles

LAist gets a lot of event announcements, and we comb through them all to bring you a curated list of what's happening in LA this long, Memorial Day weekend, including these 14 events.

The Best Weekend Getaways For Angelenos

Itching to get out of L.A.?

Help Wanted: We're Looking For An Editor/Blogger/Reporter

We're hiring an editor with reporting and blogging skills who can cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.

Help Wanted: We're Looking For An Editor/Blogger/Reporter

We're hiring an editor with reporting and blogging skills who can cover a range of topics, from hard news to arts and food.

Win an iPad Mini from LAist!

We'll be honest: we're looking to update our LAist Daily subscriber info. But don't worry! If you sign up after the jump, we'll enter you to win an iPad Mini for your trouble! Even if you're already a subscriber, you can still fill out the form for a chance to win.

More Panda Pictures? Less Amanda Bynes? Share Your Visions for LAist on Our 2013 Survey

It could always be like this (Screenshot/San Diego Zoo Pandacam) What's this? Oh, just some pandas enjoying a little snowfall. And what do you enjoy? Talking about yourself, probably! LAist is doing a 2013 readership survey and we'd love to hear more about you, so click on through and tell us your thoughts!...

Take Our 2013 LAist Survey and Tell Us Your True Feelings!

Just a cat in a skillet (Monica Schmelzer) This? This is just a cat that enjoys ruining dinner plans. And what do you enjoy? Talking about yourself, probably! LAist is doing a readership survey for 2013 and we'd love to know more about you, so click on through and let us know!...

U.C. System Introduces New 'User-Friendly' Logo That Nobody Likes

After nearly a century and a half of presenting themselves with a perfectly academic-looking Victorian seal, the University of California School system has supplanted the open book and shining star motif with a new, more "modern" and "user-friendly" logo. Unfortunately, no one seems to like it.

Top Chef Masters 4 Announced, Our New Food Editor Will Judge

Here at LAist, we know you're hungry for more food -- food coverage, that is. And heck, so are we! That's why we've requested a tall order of Krista Simmons, who was just announced as a judge on season 4 of Top Chef Masters.

Occupy LA Raided By LAPD, About 200 Arrested [UPDATED]

The LAPD raided Occupy L.A. tonight. We've been liveblogging since 10:00pm.

Note From LAist Tech Team: Comment Changes

Hello! You may have noticed that we've changed the way comments work on LAist and the -ist network of sites. About a month ago, we transitioned to Disqus, a third-party comment provider. They offer a much better commenting experience than we had before- faster, more stable, and secure. Disqus offers three ways of logging in: Their own Disqus account (which works at a lot of different websites), or with Facebook or Twitter. For the...

Mark Z. Danielewski’s ‘The Fifty Year Sword’ to Make Its US Debut at REDCAT on Halloween

Author Mark Z. Danielewski This Halloween, Los Angeles will be the envy of many book lovers around the world as The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) makes its US debut at REDCAT. The 90-minute program promises to be an “evening of whispering voices and the intricacies of malice foretold and retold.” Danielewski, Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad, and other guest performers will narrate the story, while shadowcaster...

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From the other -ists around the world: Shanghaiist asked the workers at the USA Pavilion to to deal with Chinese rush crowds at the Shanghai World Expo; DCist was shocked when the death of a man near a popular DC9 nightclub led to five DC9 employees being arrested; Chicagoist asked why a bowling chain has a dress code; and much more

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Torontoist spent the week giggling uncomfortably after a free mass-distributed daily paper accidentally printed a full-color photo of a penis. Seattlest followed Tiger Woods' alleged eleventh mistress into the wilds of Washington State. Shanghaiist found the most buttastic eatery in Shanghai: ASSMANN RESTAURANT. Bostonist watched Santas run in Speedos. LAist jumped headlong into the mystery of why American media fears the terrifying threat of derivative homosexuals--aka Adam Lambert. SFist watched as a gaggle of...

Win Tix to a Private Screening of The Men Who Stare At Goats

The Men Who Stare At Goats opens Friday with a big cast. The war-genre comedy stars George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor and Kevin Spacey and is inspired by Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller, which is an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies. In association with JELLY and +1, LAist is giving away 15 pairs of tickets for a private screening at The Grove...

Interview: Katy Newton on the Faces behind Craigslist Missed Connections

In the streets of Los Angeles millions of connections are made, be it with a friendly gesture or flirty smile. Yet often times fear gets in the way and connections go unrealized as a person passes up a conversation to continue with their day, only to end up thinking, “What if?” Enter Craigslist Missed Connections, where individuals put up posts detailing random interactions they’ve had with others, ultimately hoping it will catch the person’s eye and a relationship can be made.

Contest Winner: Counting Crows, Gipsy Kings, Def Leppard

Photo: Rojer via Flickr Earlier this week, we held a contest for The Greek Theatre and Gibson Amphitheatre's annual concert subscription program called the Premiere Marquee Club. Basically, you buy your tickets early arranging your own subscription, which in turn has benefits such as retail and restaurant discounts, a dedicated concession line and guaranteed seating at both venues. Over one hundred of you entered the contest, but only one could be a winner (it...

Photo of Rihanna Following Her Fight with Chris Brown Leaked to TMZ

For the Record: Due to concerns from readers, we have moved the photo below the LAPD press release and replaced it with a different photo. Thank you for participating in the comments section about this issue and please continue to do so. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Early Thursday evening, TMZ released a leaked photo taken of Rihanna immediately after her altercation with Chris Brown in which he allegedly beat her. From the picture one can...

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Torontoist exposed infamous local fiend Dimitri the Lover's new protégé, Pavel the Lover--a man who approaches underage girls, calls them "elegant," and passes them business cards asking them if they'd like to "swing on a star."SFist was disheartened to hear that Equality California's executive director refused to attend next month's inauguration due to Barack Obama's regrettable decision to have anti-gay and prop-Prop 8 pastor Rick Warren deliver the invocation, but perked up when attorney...

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Image by Lauri Apple/Chicagoist Chicagoist was in such a tizzy over the arrest of their Governor, Rod Blagojevich, - looking at the federal complaint, examining fellow arrestee John Harris, enjoying artists' interpretations, and comparing him to a Lego man - that they almost didn't notice that Mayor Daley wasn't bothering to have the streets plowed.Seattlest had visions of monkey smugglers and frozen custard dancing in their heads, and lots of shopping locally left to...

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Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist LAist wined and dined on some of the city's best international food. The Korean BBQ truck had the edge of a street taco and the Imagawa-Yaki Japanese pastries were fulfilling.Seattlest turned investigative reporter for a story on a major transit funding giveback and then ate some clam chowder and gourmet popcorn.Bostonist pondered the Missed Connections implications of removing seats from one of our major subway lines and listed the things...

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Photograph of Kermit the Frog in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Jen Chung Gothamist was horrified when an out-of-control crowd fatally trampled a Wal-Mart worker on Black Friday.Shanghaiist looks at media reports of the supposed ban of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy.Bostonist saw a lot of hats and a lot of legs while drinking a lot of booze at a pretend USO Show.LAist joined Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for his latest hootenanny in Long Beach....

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Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Chicagoist took umbrage with a New York Times article, explored the Korean food Disneyland, examined Rahm Emanuel's Charades game-face, and checked out a cookbook that focuses on an, er, unorthodox ingredient.Phillyist covered Philadelphia's Prop. 8 protests and continued to debate Eagles fandom.Gothamist bemoaned plans for a fare hike and service cuts as public transit agency MTA unveiled a grim proposal to address a looming, billion-dollar deficit.LAist found a hipster...

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Photo by Leanne Maxwell, SFist SFist saw Prop 8 protests continue since election day, including a disturbing anti-LDS one involving a home emblazoned with a "F--- Mormons" banner.Phillyist and its readers debated the merits of keeping Eagles coach Andy Reid around.Torontoist took a look at the newly-renovated Art Gallery of Ontario, designed by hometown hero Frank Gehry.Chicagoist hit up the Prop 8 Protest Rally, looked back at a previous Illinois-centric Presidential inauguration as they...

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Photograph of a waiting-to-vote line outside P.S. 87 in NYC by swruler0284 on Flickr Gothamist greeted Election Day with excitement--and some really, really long lines. Even Tim Robbins had a meltdown at his polling site!Bostonist discovered that it's hard out there for a singer when we met The Opera Guy, a classically trained busker, and Jess Tardy, an independent singer-songwriter whose work has appeared on television.Seattlest thought that this video of Capitol Hill hipsters...

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Gothamist was mesmerized by the trailer for Empire, a movie about biking in NYC with a flagrant disregard for traffic laws, safety and basic common sense.Phillyist couldn't really talk about anything but their World Series-winning Phillies. The curse has been reversed!LAist got annoyed at the Sarah Palin effigy in West Hollywood. It was eventually taken down, but then a Barack Obama one was put up in Redondo Beach.Chicagoist spent the week preparing for Barack...

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Photo by 3dollarbilly. SFist asked readers (who weren't busy battling it out over the election) to take a moment to decide what should be done with the city's mammoth Mervyns space after the retail semi-giant decided to call it quits this week. Bostonist couldn't get enough of hometown icon (and living embodiment of PC computers) John Hodgman.Shanghaiist wonders if any of the 3,000 single men and women who attended this mass matchmaking session hooked...

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Image: AP Photo/Mary Schwalm Bostonist was at Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox win a pretty awesome baseball game.Chicagoist watched the city rock the early vote, chatted about the third debate, and got pumped for the Muppets.Phillyist is positively euphoric about their home team.DCist reported on the "no candy" signs Maryland sex offenders must display on Halloween night.Torontoist featured photos of a huge game of Capture the Flag that went down in the...

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Photo of an illuminated stairway during Toronto's Nuit Blanche by Electric Feel. Torontoist featured a set of photos of Nuit Blanche, the one night each year when the streets and public and private spaces of Toronto are transformed into one huge contemporary art gallery, Rickrolls, zombies, mascots, unhappy patrons all included.Seattlest spotted man's best friend stumping for Obama, talked to Sarah Vowell about the Puritans next door, and then disappeared under a tidal wave...

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Photograph by Jake Dobkin Gothamist covered the three B's this week: A new Banksy-commissioned mural in Soho, new bike rack protoypes, and (Mayor) Bloomberg's controversial decision to seek a third term. Seattlest, recovering from ESPN's ranking of Seahawks fans, asked, "What makes a real Seattleite?"Chicagoist checked out a new Gourmet food event, talked to CBS News' Bob Schieffer, and checked out a nude painting of Sarah Palin.Bostonist played Sarah Palin Bingo.Torontoist wrote about what...

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Retro futurism found at fabiofeminofantascience.org SFist looked into the future of San Francisco by worrying about the taco intake of its youth; hailing its first-ever bicycle traffic light, installed at an infamously dangerous intersection; and questioning Mayor Newsom's plan to turn the Civic Center, a notably violent neighborhood, into the "Sustainable Resource District" of tomorrow.Gothamist was horrified to watch a video of the police using a Taser on an emotional disturbed man, who fell...

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Photograph by labatata on Flickr Gothamist went on the Wall Street roller coaster during a crazy week for financial institutions (bankruptcy, sale, bailout) and the county.Phillyist analyzed the problem of hecklers at live performances.Londonist eagerly anticipated the annual Open House Weekend, where for one weekend only, the public get to poke around some of the capital's more interesting buildings.LAist headed to the LA County Fair to earn a heart attack by checking out all...

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Image courtesy of zig. Torontoist took issue with an ad campaign treating homeless people like billboards, especially after the ad agency's creative director proved he maybe didn't know what "exploitive" means.LAist found it to be a sad and grim week with a major train collision leaving over 20 dead (photos), a serial killer on the loose and a deeper look into Skid Row.DCist snapped some shots of the Pentagon Memorial opening.Phillyist was all about...

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Photo credit: art218.com Shanghaiist can't wait to meet the tattooed Louis Vuitton pigs that are coming to town.Phillyist commenters spent the early part of the week debating whether Barack Obama is an asshole. Phillyist concluded that the political assholes were, however, the St. Paul police for their treatment of a local photographer covering the RNC.Bostonist mapped out the city for newcomers.Torontoist reintroduced their series of interactive Flash panoramas with a look at the city's...

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Photo of Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty waving the American flag toward the end of Obama's speech by DCist's Sommer Mathis DCist reported live from the Democratic National Convention.Bostonist tasted the best heirloom tomatoes in the city.Torontoist featured some of their favorite photos of an extraordinary summer for the city's weather, with huge storm clouds, apocalyptic sunsets, double rainbows, and stunning lightning strikes the norm rather than the exception.Shanghaiist was amused by the news...

Conventionist: Lessons Learned from DNC Day 2

Tuesday was Hillary Clinton Day at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The senator and former presidential candidate gave a rousing speech that most pundits agreed accomplished what she had promised to do: leave no doubt that she is fully behind the candidacy of her former rival, Sen. Barack Obama. Before the speech, all any journalist trolling for stories inside the Pepsi Center wanted to do was figure out any sort of fresh angle on...

Conventionist: Highlights From DNC Day 1

Delegates holding "Kennedy" signs while Ted Kennedy gives an emotional speech at the DNC | Photo by Sommer Mathis/DCist One day down and three more to go here in Denver at the Democratic National Convention. Below are some of the top moments of Day 1 for DCist (and a couple lowlights for good measure). Sen. Ted Kennedy's speech, obvs. The expectations going in were that this would be the senator's final public speech --...

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Image courtesy of the British Library. Londonist explored the hidden basement levels of the British Library.Phillyist wondered whether AT&T was treating them just like everyone else.Bostonist got all worked up about grammar. A local man, member of the Typo Eradication Advancement League and apparent troublemaker, was busted (or is it got busted?) fixing/besmirching an historic sign at the Grand Canyon.Seattlest talked with icanhascheeseburger.com head honcho Ben Huh about the existence of dirty LOLcats and...

Protester Detained by Police Outside Colorado Convention Center

At least one protester was detained by police outside the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver just after noon on Monday, as the Democratic National Convention was getting underway. Four people wearing bandanas over their faces, who said they were protesting "capitalism," sat down on the sidewalk in front of the convention center, prompting a swarm of roughly 20 police officers to shut down one lane of traffic and subsequently put one of them...

Conventionist: The Long Hot March to the Pepsi Center

The Pepsi Center is located only a little over a mile away from the center of downtown Denver, but for credentialed delegates and media, getting inside the facility is a process that takes about one hour. The Democratic National Convention Committee and the city of Denver arranged for shuttles to the Pepsi Center from prime spots downtown, like major hotels. Unfortunately the traffic jams caused by the convention makes the shuttles move at a snails...

What the DNC State Blogger Corps Really Gets You

DCist and the -ist network is participating in a first of its kind credential program at this year's Democratic National Convention. We're serving as the selected blogger representing the District of Columbia in the DNC State Blogger Corps (California's rep is Calitics). Here's how The New York Times described the desirability of our credential: For bloggers attending the Democratic convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, two types of credentials are offered. The first is...

Conventionist: Inside the DNC Media Swag Bag

This post is by Sommer Mathis, Editor of LAist's sister-site DCist, who is attending the DNC as official member of the DNC's state blogger corps. DCist is here in Denver for the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off tomorrow. We were too wiped out to attend last night's big Media Welcome Party at Elitch Gardens (though there's some evidence we may not have gotten in anyway), but we can tell you that the city of...

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Torontoist featured video of an absolutely insane series of explosions at a propane facility in the north end of the city last weekend.Despite an eventful week at the Olympics, Phillyist focused on local, Philadelphia teams.Seattlest, freshly aware of their "Junior High Readability Level," implemented a new weekly feature spotlighting a local they're totes crushing on. First up, a guy they met at the Seattle Tattoo Expo.LAist reported on a protest by bicyclists in Santa...

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Photo by wvallen/Flickr Chicagoist snapped up some stunning images and a severe summer storm.LAist is still on the health beat. After following the regional city ban on new fast food restaurants, the county is proposing calorie counts on fast food menus.DCist caught an awkward but funny typo in the Associated Press story about conservative columnist Robert Novak's retirement after having been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor.Phillyist was the first online news outlet to...

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Gothamist was shocked when video showed a police officer deliberately knocking a Critical Mass bicyclist off his bike. The cop, a rookie, was put on modified duty as the NYPD investigates.Phillyist commenters debated the good and bad behind a new internet search engine.Torontoist covered the latest tomfoolery from Kenny Hotz, half of Kenny vs. Spenny: flying an enormous "Jesus Sucks" banner across Toronto's waterfront.LAist spent three days exploring the 52-mile Los Angeles River with...

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Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist LAist walked Hollywood Boulevard to find the true style and fashion of the real, raw, non-celebrity Hollywood.Bostonist debated the claim that Boston is America's most racist city.Shanghaiist was taken aback by the video of an unknown Islamic terror group purporting to be responsible for recent bombings in China and warning of future attacks during the Olympics.Torontoist spent the week taking a detailed look at homicide statistics for their city, including...

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Photo of Charlton Athletic FC and the Thames Barrier by Dean Nicholas. Londonist was treated to some fantastic views of the city, courtesy of the 'Star Over London' airship.Bostonist spent the week celebrating New England's quintessential summer meal, the lobster roll.Torontoist explored the dangerous lives of stickmen.Seattlest wondered if a suicide prevention net was really the best idea for stopping people from jumping off the Aurora bridge.Gothamist was grossed out when hearing a man...

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Photo of Cody by Dan Bergeron Torontoist took a look at Regent Park, a low-income neighborhood whose soon-to-be-demolished buildings are being graced with huge wheatpastes of the area's displaced residents. (On that note, they also tried to find a legal middle ground for street art.)Phillyist curated their first art exhibition, and posted pictures from its opening.Gothamist was shocked when surveillance footage was released of a Brooklyn hospital's staffers repeatedly ignoring a patient--who had waited...

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Photograph of one of the man-made waterfalls under the Brooklyn Bridge by Jake Dobkin Gothamist enjoyed watching New York City's latest big public art project--four multi-story man-made waterfalls--rise up in East River and the debate about whether it's art or folly (but they sure look pretty at night).Londonist handed out advice on how to queue for Wimbledon tickets, then embarked on a gruelling fact-finding tour of drinking-holes at the capital's main terminus rail stations.Seattlest...

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Photo by AP Photo/Hector Mata LAist celebrated the first days of gay marriage by showing up to the first celebrations in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. And yes, Star Trek's George Takei was there. Bostonist covered the Celtics' NBA championship in many ways, writing about the game, the win, the post-victory peeing, internet buzz, and the victory parade. Chicagoist helped try to stop the Kool-Aid Man's path of destruction. While same-sex marriage...

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Photo by anitakhart/Flickr SFist asked, since it was National Pigeon Day this past week, one simple question about the urban winged creature: love 'em or hate 'em?As California prepared for legal gay marriage, which begins Monday evening, and also watched as Los Angeles celebrated equality during last week's Pride celebration.Torontoist featured photos from Woofstock, the city's festival for all things pooch--and the largest and most adorable event of its kind on the continent. The...

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Photo by Anthony Macaluso/AnimalNY Gothamist was shocked when someone scaled the 52-story New York Times building's exterior on Thursday. And then Gothamist was shocked again when a second person scaled the building six hours later. Shanghaiist was amused by a wild and wacky publicity stunt by a Chinese acupuncturist who stuck 2,008 needles in his head to welcome the Olympics.Torontoist featured dozens of dramatic photos from Newmindspace's downtown pillow fight.Phillyist encouraged its readers to...

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Photo by TObike from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Torontoist featured the astonishing story (and equally astonishing photos) of more than 200 cyclists spontaneously taking over the westbound lanes of the city's downtown expressway for 7 kilometers late on a Friday afternoon.Phillyist got to chat with singer/songwriter and internet phenomenon Eric Hutchinson as his major-label debut hit stores.Shanghaiist was annoyed by Sharon Stone's suggestion that the Sichuan earthquake was China's karma for its treatment of...

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Gothamist was enraptured by the Telectroscope, supposedly developed from a "forgotten tunnel connecting New York to London."SFist, after providing a practical map of liquor stores near the historically naked/tipsy Bay to Breakers marathon route last week, saw itself this week get blamed by the San Francisco Chronicle when the race devolved into an even messier urine and booze free-for-all.Torontoist featured some amazing time-lapse videos of their city—from their skyline during Earth Hour, to a...

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Photo by SFist's James Passey SFist reported on this week's California State Supreme Court's ruling that overturned the ban on same-sex marriage.Londonist noted that Boris Johnson - the city's brand-new mayor - continues to polarize opinion, even when announcing obviously good news. Is he a genuine change for the better, or is he just taking credit for his predecessor's ground-work?Philllyist did some celebrity stalking on the set of Owen Wilson's latest, Marley and Me.LAist...

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Photograph of the Reverend Al Sharpton by Armchair Messiah on Flickr Gothamist watched a series of civil disobedience events, protesting the Sean Bell shooting verdict, unfold across the city--over 200 people, including the Reverend Al Sharpton, were arrested. Somewhat related, on behalf of a black freelance reporter for the NY Post, the NYCLU sued the city and NYPD for racial profiling.Phillyist took a look at how city employees are bankrupting Philadelphia. Not that they...

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Bostonist went to ROFLCon, a semi-academic conference about the internet and its enthusiasms, and ended up with a Brawndo hangover.Seattlest opened the floor to a few local hip-hop artists who were stirring about Reverend Wright's controversial comments.Gothamist was amazed to hear that an NYU student decided to eat a muffin found in a classroom--only for the muffin to be filled with razors, leftover from a different professor's class ("ideas in absurdism and randomness," etc.)....

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Photo by Cy Goldsbie Torontoist kept its readers in the know during a surprise transit strike--it was announced by the workers' union just after 11:00 p.m. on Friday night, and went into effect by midnight--with a continually- updated status post.Gothamist readers commented extensively on the not guilty verdict of three NYPD detectives who were on trial for fatally shooting Sean Bell, an unarmed man, on his wedding day in 2006.It was an accident-prone week...

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Picture from forum thread on military.club.china.com. Shanghaiist was shocked by this highly provocative depiction of the state of Sino-US relations by a Chinese netizen.LAist fires up reactions when one reader describes getting a $200 ticket for smoking on a public sidewalk. Do you like Heinz Condensed Cream of Tomato Soup and misogyny, but can't figure out a way to unite the two? Torontoist featured one of the soup company's ads from 1950 that contains...

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Photo credit: Mat Honan Shanghaiist covered anti-China Olympic torch relay protests in London, Paris and San Francisco.Gothamist marveled as the NY State Assembly killed NYC's controversial congestion pricing plan without even holding a vote.SFist reported live on the only U.S. leg of the Olympic torch relay, which was a disaster for Mayor Gavin Newsom. DCist was tickled to see that Heroes star Hayden Panettiere filmed a short PSA to support voting rights and statehood...

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Image credit: Presidentialmemorial.org SFist broke news about the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco's plan to rename the city's wastewater treatment facility to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.After the previous week's chaos and confusion at Heathrow, Londonist was soothed somewhat by news of a novel way to ease congestion on the runway. The piggyback flights are apparently April fuel efficient.Gothamist was impressed the NY City Council approved congestion pricing, the controversial plan to...

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Photo credit: sushiesque/Flickr Bostonist attended the Anime Boston convention and took some glorious pictures of anime fans showing off their costumes at the mall, much to the delight of civilians.Seattlest took a trip on Virgin America Airlines and lived to tell the tale of its awesomeness.Londonist experienced a total lack of surprise at the chaos, crisis, and near-collapse of famous English reserve at the opening of the hotly opposed new airport terminal T5 at...

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LAist initially met the coolest police officer at the Anonymous protest, and then later caught thousands of UCLA students celebrating spring break in their undies.

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Photo: SkyscraperSunset.com Phillyist was one of the first outlets in Philadelphia to report on the proposed American Commerce Building, a skyscraper that would tower 525 feet over their current tallest and could join the ranks of the world's tallest skyscrapers. The plans would include publicly-accessible gardens, a 26-story hotel, and several floors of retail space—Including, we hope, metaphysical coffee.SFist watched one of its contributors interviewed on the local news about his LiveJournal site's notorious...

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Photograph of investigation at Times Square recruiting center by kerfuffle & zeitgeist on Flickr Gothamist found that an explosive set off outside the Times Square army recruiting center may be similar to five past bombings in New York City.Seattlest worried when severed right feet and bottles of rat poison started washing up on local beaches.Shanghaiist was surprised by Bjork's rooting for Tibetan independence at her concert (see video), and the political fallout has only...

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Photo by Andy Sternberg/LAist A posthumous tribute wall dedicated to singer/songwriter Elliott Smith sat defaced by graffiti for months on end -- LAist said enough, so did the fans and city council.SFist was surprised to learn that chronic presidential candidate Ralph Nader picked former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez as his running mate.Phillyist explored the possibilities of green cleaning.In the latest edition of Reel Toronto, a bi-weekly feature looking at films shot in Toronto...

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Photo credit: sniderscion Torontoist spent its week uncovering who was behind mysterious ads for a drug called "Obay" that popped up across the country (Scientology? Frank Shepard Fairey?), first tracing them to an advocacy group called Colleges Ontario and then confirming their suspicions a few days later.Phillyist learned how to put on a puppet show – it's not as easy as you might think!Shanghaiist discovers that the average starting monthly pay for fresh graduates...

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Photo by Phillyist's Matt Johnson, SkyscraperSunset.com, December 19, 2007. Phillyist explored an impending implosion and lived to tell the tale.Gothamist marveled at the city's new NYC-branded condom campaign - especially the use of a Toronto landmark in the advertising. (Also, fun fact: Gothamist turned five years old yesterday.)Tired of the worldwide Scientology protests? Torontoist totally isn't: they covered the big downtown protest the day it happened, and followed up with an examination of all...

LAist Interview: Dr. Drew Pinsky

Chances are you’ve heard of Dr. Drew Pinsky, board certified addiction medicine specialist, either through his popular late night radio program Loveline, or recent TV hit show, Celebrity Rehab. What you may not know is that in addition to the two programs, Dr. Drew also has another radio show on KGIL 1260 AM. Monday through Friday, from 11 am -1 pm, Dr. Drew opens up the phone lines and explores broader health topics, from...

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Photograph of Michael Strahan, coach Tom Coughin (holding the Vince Lombardi trophy) and quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning by Tien Mao Gothamist was amazed after the Giants won the Super Bowl, the city went wild, and it witnessed a ticker-tape parade.Barack Obama drew 20,000+ ahead of Seattle's Saturday caucus.Londonist had Super Tuesday too.Elusive guerrilla street artist Banksy revisits Los Angeles.After the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and came this close to making...

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SFist worried over drugstore chain Walgreens celebration of Black History Month.Gothamist was surprised that apparently New York City is the fourth most miserable city in the country, after Detroit, Stockton, CA, and Flint, MI.Shanghaiist finds out what the Chinese think of Hilary and Obama.It was with a healthy amount of schadenfreude that Phillyist reported that former Eagle, and now Cowboy (ew), Terrell Owens owes the Eagles a significant wad of cash.Torontoist is two weeks...

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