Michael Tanenbaum

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Michael Tanenbaum is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice.com, with interests ranging from technology and behavioral health to local community initiatives and cultural life. Michael has written for the Argentina Independent and Bespoke Magazine and previously served as a news editor for Xfinity.com before joining PhillyVoice. He received his B.A. in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.


September 20, 2017


Philly brutally snubbed yet again by a 'Best Cheesesteaks' list

There is some kind of conspiracy going on with rankings of Philly cheesesteaks — namely, that Philly isn't getting the deferential top rank.

September 20, 2017


Abandoned Philly hat factory to be redeveloped with help from high school students

The abandoned site of a former Philadelphia hat factory will be transformed into an apartment complex with the help of students from Ben Franklin High School. 

September 20, 2017


Penn study confirms anti-depressant effects of sleep deprivation

Sound sleep is often underlined as a fundamentally necessary part of leading a healthy, happy and productive life. The mental effects of inadequate sleep can be every bit as harmful as the physical symptoms, sometimes leading to varying degrees of depression and mood disturbances.

September 20, 2017


Jersey Shore mailman's Facebook photos ruin allegedly stolen vacation

Results from an Expedia survey recently found that many vacationers are wary of the way social media influences their travel experience. There's too much scene-staging and comment-stalking going on to enjoy quality time meant for fun and relaxation. 

September 19, 2017

Women In Tech

CEO of Philly startup pushes back against sexist reply on LinkedIn

Amber Wanner, the founder of Philly-based tech-recruiting startup CandiDate, measured her words before responding forcefully to a sexist message she received from a local developer on LinkedIn.

September 19, 2017


Philly heavyweight boxer dies in Camden industrial accident

Former heavyweight boxer David Bey, a Philadelphia native who famously went 10 rounds in a losing effort against IBF champ Larry Holmes, tragically died last week in an industrial accident in Camden, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

September 19, 2017


WATCH: Kenney takes Philly's Amazon HQ pitch to Bloomberg

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is all in on landing Amazon's coveted second headquarters. In less than two weeks, the city whipped together a #PhillyDelivers campaign and got to work on putting together a proposal that will convince the global tech giant to bring thousands of new jobs to Philadelphia. 

September 19, 2017


D.A. presents findings in death of Lafayette College lacrosse student

A 19-year-old student who died last week after a "chain of events" at Lafayette College was not a victim of criminal wrongdoing by other students on the Easton campus, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. 

September 18, 2017


Chickie's & Pete's to release mouthwatering Crabfries Card for lucky customers

Philadelphia's most will-breaking indulgence, the Crabfries at Chickie's and Pete's, will celebrate the restaurant's 40-year anniversary with a special promotion on Tuesday.

September 18, 2017


Out in L.A., Connor Barwin still making Philly better with The War on Drugs concert

Life in Malibu is about as idyllic as you would expect it to be for Connor Barwin. 

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