Ice Bucket Challenge: Stupidest Idea Ever

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I wish I could have been in the room when someone came up with the utterly stupid idea for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, wherein you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself (recording it for YouTube, of course) and challenge six others to do the same, or you donate $100 to the ALS Association, which combats Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Read more »

Win Tickets to See Tina Fey in Upper Darby

Tina Fey is returning to her hometown of Upper Darby this Saturday for a benefit event for the fantastic Upper Darby Summer Stage program.

There will be a screening of her film Mean Girls followed by a Q&A with Fey. Tickets ($40 to $100, tax-deductible) are nearly sold out, but we have a pair of $100 seats that we’re giving away to one lucky Philly Mag reader.

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our weekly newsletter in the box below. We’ll draw a winner at random after 5 p.m. this evening.

Bykofsky a Bigot? Yes, Says Helen Gym

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Helen Gym

Veteran Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky is taking a lot of heat for his recent coverage of the immigration debate, most recently with his article from earlier this week entitled, “Am I anti-Latino?”, which Philly.com Tweeted out as, “Byko: Am I a bigot?” Well, schools activist Helen Gym has responded with a resounding YES!, citing various examples from the Bykofsky bibliography of bigotry:

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This Philly Virus Expert Is Close to Finishing Ebola Vaccine

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Matthias J. Schnell is the director of the Jefferson Vaccine Center at Thomas Jefferson University, and he’s been working for nearly three years to complete a vaccine for Ebola, which has claimed between 1,000 and 2,000 lives in its latest outbreak — and has caused a panic in the United States in ways that it never has before. We reached him on vacation in Europe to find out how close we are to re-enacting scenes from the movies Outbreak and Contagion.

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