Torontoist is one of thirteen cities in the worldwide Gothamist network. Each Sunday, the editors of every site—from LAist to Londonist—choose their most interesting article, a list that is compiled into the network-wide feature Elsewhere In The Ist-a-Verse.
You remember this guy—it’s Patrick Bertoletti. Photo by Michael Bisberg.
- Gothamist felt the highlight of the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest was the bizarre arrest of former champion Takeru Kobayashi, who later revealed he only had a sandwich and milk while in jail and wished there were hot dogs.
- Shanghaiist documented the opening of their first Apple Store, a giant cylindered affair in their central business district. They also took a sneak peek at their newish “Briefing Room” strategy for enticing business users, and posed with their exclusive Shanghai products.
- LAist got caught up in the Lindsay Lohan courtroom saga and watched as the former teen starlet was handed a ninety-day jail sentence for a pair of ’07 DUIs.
- Bostonist debated what it means to be a regular.
- DCist was on the scene of a stinky oil spill that shut down traffic for hours on one of the city’s busiest corridors and reminded its readers that narrow alleyways probably aren’t the best places to set off fireworks.
- SFist covered the verdict of Johannes Mehserle, the police officer found guilty of killing Oscar Grant on a BART platform on New Year’s Day, 2009.
- Chicagoist followed the drama as the City Park District shut down the Book Bike—a mobile, one-man library that gives away books for free—for not obtaining the proper permits and paying the required fees.
- Seattlest provided a photo gallery of what the end of the world will look like, as the Emerald City won back the Guinness World Record for the largest ever gathering of zombies, or at least people dressed like zombies.
- Londonist salivated at the prospect of a cable car over the River Thames, then fooled readers with a possibly Photoshopped alternative crossing.
- Phillyist is pretending it’s college all over again and taking a little summer vacation.