Chicagoist was proud to call Illinois home after both houses in the state legislature voted to recognize civil unions for same-sex couples, making Illinois the sixth state to do so once Gov. Pat Quinn signs the bill into law next year.

DCist wasn't sure what to be more shocked by: a Loudoun County official's assertion that TSA pat downs are part of a "homosexual agenda," or the Washington Times editorial which overtly suggested killing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Bostonist sits down with Rob Schneider, Jay Leno sits down with Mitt Romney, the city council unseats a councilman, and Sen. Scott Brown tells us to stop sitting around and get a job.

Gothamist got a look at the camera installed in a NYU professor's head.

Seattlest extended its condolences to Chicagoist on the death of Cubs broadcaster/fixture (and Seattle native) Ron Santo, ruminated on the Jewish influence on our local fashion community and offered up a reminder on how to not be an utter boor when attending holiday cultural events.

LAist went beyond the tights and tutus with a killer profile of Rodarte's costume design for Black Swan.

SFist followed where the state’s continuing High-Speed Rail drama.

Phillyist commenced its annual countdown to the new year by commenting on the five stupidest Philly-related sports stories of the year.