• An NYC chef says parsley is the ultimate flavor enhancer. Actually, what she really says is that parsley is the “the underwear of my kitchen: I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without it”—which, of course, is the best way, ever, of phrasing that particular sentiment. Check out these recipes that’ll get you on the parsley bandwagon, too. [Food + Wine]
Following word that a new Century 21 is opening in October, the block between Market and Filbert just got hit with even bigger news: Macerich Co. is investing $106.8 million to redevelop the Gallery. Cue cheers!
The Huffington Post reports that the Malaysian plane that was downed yesterday in Ukraine contained about 100 World Health Organization staffers who were on their way to a conference on AIDS in Melbourne, Australia. The International AIDS Society, which organized the event, released this message:
The International AIDS Society (IAS) today expresses its sincere sadness at receiving news that a number of colleagues and friends en route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, were on board the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine earlier today.
At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy.
It’s a tragedy. Head over to HuffPo to learn more about the victims, including Former IAS president Joep Lange, and avid AIDS campaigner Pim de Kuijer.
Homestead, Pennsylvania Pastor Duane Youngblood, a man known for championing the “ex-gay” movement and penning the book Freedom from Homosexuality: No Longer Living the Lie, has been accused of allegedly sexually molesting a teenage boy. More from CBS Pittsburgh:
Remember when we introduced you to the 8 Philly designers to watch out for? Here’s a recap: Last week was the official check-in for the finalists of the Philly Mag Fashion Project. Each designer is tasked with designing one exclusive piece each for our major September fashion feature. To check their progress, we brought in Project Runway winner Dom Streater and Knit Wit owner Ann Gitter. Shoppist introduced you to the designers, but FYI Philly went one step further with a behind-the-scenes look at the designers’ progress.
Plus, FYI Philly checked in with the industrial designer and brains behind Analog Watch Co. Lorenzo Buffa. Check out the interview after the jump!
The former Vince Fumo aide who reportedly spied on Ed Rendell for the now-disgraced senator is coming under Congressional scrutiny. Christian Marrone now serves as chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security; the conservative Washington Times says a Congressional committee hearing today is likely to dig into how he obtained hs role given his previous controversial service.
Almost exactly one year after the University of Pennsylvania Health System announced a move to weed out tobacco users from its payroll, Main Line Health just released details about a new tobacco-use employment policy, effective May 1, 2014, which will bar nicotine and tobacco users from employment at the health system’s four hospitals and other area facilities. Current employees will be required to disclose whether or not they use tobacco or nicotine products, and those who do will pay a surcharge for their health care benefits beginning in 2015.