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.
22nd Street and Fifth Avenue, in New York. Photo from Mark Armstrong’s Tumblr.
- Gothamist found out Banksy was in town on Monday, only to see his pieces dissed by Tuesday. However, this tourist sidewalk lane might be his work. Gothamist also created this primer on what’s not a Banksy.
- SFist survived another Bay to Breakers race, the city’s annual costumed marathon of pomp and hilarity, but held its nose after participants used Tehama Street as a toilet.
- Seattlest examined what Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Redskins tight-end turned knuckle dragging, tea bagging, alfalfa farming GOP Senate candidate Clint Didier means for the Washington state Senate race.
- Shanghaiist found a shopping mall that hosted a bra-removing contest.
- Chicagoist went to the dogs, visiting the Great American Mutt Show.
- LAist reported on a demonstration by UCLA students and professors in favor of the DREAM act, which shut down Wilshire Boulevard and led to nine arrests.
- Houstonist took in Catastrophic Theatre’s latest production, Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner, and the new album from local indie pop crew Wild Moccasins, Skin Collision Past.
- DCist was disappointed when homegrown rapper Wale dropped out of performing at DC Black Pride amid allegations of homophobia. Wale eventually defended himself via Twitter.
- Phillyist previewed the With Love Super Adoption Day, a huge outdoor event bringing together most of the city’s shelters and animal rescue organizations. Check back next week for photos!
- Bostonist examined the wonderful ways drivers can piss off bikers.
- Londonist laughed as the official 2012 Olympic mascots were unveiled, looked forward to Captain America’s visit to London, and built a map of local galleries, museums, etc. on Twitter.