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 »
The United States Attorney in Virginia has announced that two Israelis were arrested in Cherry Hill earlier this year as part of a long and complex investigation into an international money counterfeiting ring, with 13 total arrests up and down the East Coast, from New York to Florida. Read more »
Back in May 2013, 59-year-old construction superintendent James Staab, who is white, thought it would be funny to tease a black subcontractor by waving a noose over his head. And, well, you just can’t do that. Read more »
Now that medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey, a California-based school is headed to Atlantic City to teach future cannabis entrepreneurs how to grow the stuff. Read more »
Nielsen — as in the New York-based company that measures what we as Americans watch on TV and what we buy — just released its latest report, Local Watch, which compares the viewing habits in local television markets throughout the United States. And, wow, Philadelphia, you sure do watch a lot of TV. Read more »
Wednesday morning started out cloudy and damp at the beach in Atlantic City but transformed into a perfect day for the 12th annual Atlantic City Air Show, aka Thunder Over the Boardwalk. Read more »
Revel Atlantic City has announced that it will close on September 10th, the final dose of bad news for a $2.4 billion property that has had virtually nothing but. Here, a timeline of the casino’s implosion.
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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.
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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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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