Virginia Streva

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Virginia Streva is a Culture Curator for PhillyVoice.com. Originally from south Louisiana, she moved to Philadelphia in 2015. She loves exploring different themes in culture and is loving the Philly culture she has become a part of since moving here. She has a background in music journalism and creative writing. She wrote her first novel, "I Want To Be Adored," in 2011. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, watching "Food Network" in her PJs with a cup of tea, and exploring the city. Follow her on Twitter @vastreva.

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June 22, 2018

Arts & Culture

Pew Center hands out nearly $9M in grants to bolster Philly's cultural scene

The Mütter Museum, the National Constitution Center, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum are among 45 local art and cultural organizations splitting $8.7 million in grants given by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage this week.

June 22, 2018

Late Night

Late Show with Stephen Colbert debates the existence of 'Central New Jersey'

"Late Night with Stephen Colbert" often picks comedic battles with politics, but his newest battle is questioning New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that there’s a “Central New Jersey.”

June 22, 2018

Home

How to get rid of gnats in your home

Few things are quite as annoying as finding a swarm of gnats in your home – except for maybe the cleaning you have to do after you’ve successfully killed all of them. Gnats aren’t just “gnats,” according to Orkin, the pest control pros, they can be fruit flies, phorid flies, or fungus gnats.

June 20, 2018

Date Night

Where might Ben Simmons take Kendall Jenner now that they're dating?

The rumor mill is going round that point guard of the 76ers, Ben Simmons, is dating Kendall Jenner of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Here’s a list of some athlete and celebrity approved hot spots in Center City that work well for any date night.

June 20, 2018

Late Night

Benicio del Toro talks Sixers with Seth Meyers

Pennsylvania raised Benicio del Toro appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night and talked about his history with the 76ers and his new film, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”, out June 29.

June 18, 2018

Discussions

Doing a California: What would PA look like if it broke up into multiple states?

California plans to vote to separate the state into three states on Nov. 6, but what if Pennsylvania separated into multiple states, too?

June 18, 2018

Music

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release secret album, 'Love is Everything,' and it's pretty amazing

In case you haven’t heard The Carters, aka Beyonce and Jay-Z, released an album, “Love is Everything” without any warning on Saturday and the internet lost its ever-loving mind.

June 15, 2018

Dating

Introducing Dig, a new dog-friendly dating app

Dig is a pet friendly dating app you can use to meet other dog lovers. Started by two sisters, Casey and Leigh Isaacson, in New Orleans, LA, the app helps you connect with others by giving you five potential profiles a day that you can either “pass”, “dig” or “really dig”.

June 15, 2018

Alcohol

Beaver Whiskey is a thing and it's available at Art in the Age

Beaver whiskey is now a thing thanks to Art in the Age founder and mastermind Steven Grasse. Eau De Musc is a full bodied 88-proof bourbon whiskey with a range of exotic flavor…infused with the oil found in the beaver castor sacs below the tail.

June 13, 2018

Art Events

Artists Alex Yanes and Dennis McNett explore positivity in their new exhibition

Good vibes are the theme to Paradigm Gallery’s new exhibition Good Medicine. A collaborative effort between artists Dennis McNett and Alex Yanes, the show pairs new pieces by the artists and pieces they cultivated together.

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