If it weren’t for our life as an -ist, we’re not sure we’d ever leave our apartment. Fortunately, to fully -ist, one must seek out the new, the fresh, and the unknown. Brand new, or just new to us, that’s what we’re all about this week.
Phillyist keeps it fresh by getting a new motto, learning to prioritize, and taking in an experimental indie rock show.
Torontoist does their first post in franglais, gets ready for all sorts of new movies at the Toronto International Film Festival, and takes a look at Toronto’s newest online lad mag.
Shanghaiist takes a little Shanghai language lesson, learns about respected sex researcher Li Yinhe, and gets LeBron James a new name.
LAist gives us a new procrastination tool, reports on a Smithers-overlooking new GLAAD study, and went to see a new movie you might have heard of.
Gothamist attends a city meeting to debate the new Atlantic Yards development project, interviews two guys attempting to set a new subway endurance record, and tries some appealing alternatives to Sauvignon Blanc.
DCist heralds the opening of the new Rock and Roll Hotel, learns how to make Kati Rolls, and posts a youth-penned opinion piece on the city’s new curfew.
Houstonist checked out some teacher ratings sites, reported on the plan to turn the Astrodome into a massive new hotel, and hit a new low.
SFist tried out life as a tourist, made new friends at their second birthday party, and learned how tough it is to ride the bus with kids.
Austinist reports that Emo’s, Austin’s beloved rock club, is opening a new branch in Las Vegas, welcomes a new columnist, NPR’s Laurie Gallardo, and tells us the tale of the man who wanted a new TV, but didn’t want to pay for it.
Seattlest rounds out our parade of the new info and fresh experiences with a god-fearin’ story so old it’s new again. They also unveil a new eBay scam, and try taking the train from Seattle to Portland.
Soul Bar photo by Phillyist Star Foster, Quackers photo by SFist Jessica Longo
Links compiled by SFist Eve “I don’t like it unless it’s (brand new)” Batey