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.
The Day of Decision Protest in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist.
- LAist was among the many who waited eagerly to for Judge Vaughan Walker to issue his ruling that Prop 8—the ban on same sex marriage—is unconstitutional.
- SFist also covered the overturning of California’s same-sex marriage ban.
- Shanghaiist debated whether or not Dior’s campaign, “Shanghai Dreamers,” was racist after certain people accused them of pandering to oriental stereotypes.
- Seattlest looked to both sea and sky, “missing the northern lights,” but seeing the “Blue Angels” and some sweet “hydroplane races” instead.
- Chicagoist paid a visit to popular restaurant The Publican and came away with some hunger-inducing photos.
- Gothamist learned that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow plans for a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. The vitriol from opposition, though, prompted Mayor Bloomberg to remind New Yorkers—and America—about religious freedom and tolerance.
- DCist reviewed which of the city’s local politicians were using social media to help—or hurt—their campaigns.
- Londonist discovered some brilliant hand-made models of Tube stations, encountered a talking bike, and uncovered London’s most depressing street names.