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.


May 25, 2017


WATCH: Stephen Starr shows Philly gratitude in Charlie Rose interview

The restaurant scene we enjoy in Philadelphia today owes much of its experimental, hard-charging spirit to Stephen Starr, easily the city's most prominently recognized restaurateur and at long last a James Beard Award-winning figure in the world of dining.

May 25, 2017


SEPTA approves systemwide fare increases effective in July

SEPTA riders, be advised: your fares are about to go up across all modes of travel and methods of payment.

May 25, 2017


New Jersey Wawa makes 4-year-old boy general manager

Few of us in the world knew what we wanted to do with our lives when we were four years old. Not Brody Ewing, the kid who just became the general manager of the Wawa in Howell, New Jersey.

May 25, 2017


Out on parole: Man who punched cerebral palsy victim posts bail, disappears

Authorities in Chester County are searching again for Barry Baker, the man accused of callously punching a victim with cerebral palsy outside of a 7-Eleven in West Chester earlier this month.

May 25, 2017

Social Media

Sixers Twitter account ranked second best in NBA, behind 'Process' thieves

If you're a basketball team that's not going to win very many basketball games, you really have to find ways to score a few moral victories if you want to stay positive.

May 24, 2017


WATCH: Patton Oswalt offers take on 'subhuman' cast of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

With a big hiatus on tap for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," fans of the long-running comedy will either have to find other forms of vile entertainment or pin their hopes on the prospects of "A.P. Bio," the new NBC series starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt. 

May 24, 2017


Yelp reviewers skewer business page of man who punched victim with cerebral palsy

In addition to a slew of criminal charges in Chester County, the man who viciously sucker-punched an innocent victim with cerebral palsy is now facing a torrent of hatred at the Yelp page for his tree removal business.

May 24, 2017


WATCH: Allen Iverson talks NBA trash-talk, tells a Michael Jordan tale

From neighborhood courts to the pro arenas — high school and college hoops generally elevate sportsmanship — it often pays to run your mouth a little bit, accepting the risk that you could end up watching your target punish you.

May 24, 2017


Owner of beloved Jersey Shore ice cream shop Springer's dies after car accident

It's a rite of passage for any frequenter or visitor of Stone Harbor: waiting in long lines to get a cone or a cup from Springer's Homemade Ice Cream. Few tests of patience in life are such mortal locks to be worth it.

May 23, 2017


Philly is home to the hottest retail corridor in the United States

Ask any Philadelphian for the best place to shop in Center City and they'll probably tell you either Rittenhouse or South Street, both of which offer a mix of independent shops, big brands and specialty stores. 

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