Allie Miller

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Allie Miller is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice.com, with interests ranging from music and art to social justice and environmental issues. She earned her degree in journalism from the College of Communications at Boston University, where she also studied English and art history. While in school, Allie wrote for The Bay State Banner, Music Week, The Deli Magazine, and other news organizations. She is originally from Orange County, California.

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November 21, 2020

Streaming

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Christmas specials to air on PBS after outcry over exclusive AppleTV+ deal

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will air on PBS this holiday season. The Thanksgiving classic will be broadcast commercial free at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22. The plan had been for the holiday specials to be streamed exclusively on Apple TV+.

November 21, 2020

Health News

Philly nurses at Einstein Medical win contract deal ahead of planned strike with other regional healthcare workers

Nurses from Einstein Medical Center in North Philly struck a deal with their employer this week, reaching an agreement on a pending contract. Einstein nurses, and those from four other Philly-area hospitals, threatened to strike earlier this month if their parent companies did not agree to contract deals.

November 21, 2020

Crime

Former North Philly charter school CFO now faces embezzlement charges

The former Chief Financial Officer of Khepera Charter School in North Philadelphia has been charged with crimes related to his embezzlement of funds from the school, prior to its closure in 2019 due to financial woes.

November 20, 2020

Courts

Philly restaurant owners sue Mayor Kenney over new ban on indoor dining

A group of Philadelphia restaurant owners – calling themselves Philadelphia Restaurant Owners Against Lockdown – are suing Mayor Jimmy Kenny in federal court, claiming the city's latest COVID-19 restrictions, which in part shut down indoor dinning in the city until Jan 1, 2021, are unconstitutional. Philadelphia tightened its coronavirus restrictions on Nov. 16 to mitigate the spread of the disease.

November 20, 2020

Streaming

New on Netflix in December: David Fincher's biopic on the life of 'Citizen Kane' screenwriter

David Fincher's newest movie "MANK" about the screenwriter of "Citizen Kane," is among the titles coming to Netflix in December. Holiday-themed content also arrives next month, like seasonal thriller "Peppermint" starring Jennifer. Among the other Netflix debuts will bed "The Prom" on Dec. 10 and the new season of "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Dec. 31.

November 19, 2020

Odd News

'Pig couch' featured on viral, fake Craigslist ad turns out to be work of real Philly artist

A Philadelphia-based artist is behind the Craigslist "pig couch" that widely circulated online recently, and was the topic of much speculation. Although the ad is fake, the work was created during the artist's studies at Philly's University of the Arts and still exists.

November 18, 2020

COVID-19

Internet celebrates Dolly Parton, whose $1 million COVID-19 vaccine research donation partially funded Moderna

The internet celebrated country singer Dolly Parton once again Tuesday, after news broke that the Nashville star's $1 million vaccine research donation ended up partially funding Moderna, one of the companies on the fast track for vaccine approval.

November 18, 2020

COVID-19

Philadelphia suspends jury duty until 2021 due to new COVID-19 restrictions

Philadelphia has suspended jury duty until at least January 2021, officials announced Tuesday. Those who get a summons will not be required to show up for the rest of the year, in light of new COVID-19 restrictions announced Monday.

November 18, 2020

Authors

Philly native interviewed by Dave Eggers about the 2020 election called downtown demonstrations 'ridiculous'

Award-winning author Dave Eggers recently interviewed a Philly native for a story published in The New Yorker this week. The interview subject, Anne Palagruto, appeared to be the same woman who once spoke out about a ghost-sighting in her South Philly home.

November 17, 2020

2020 Election

Trump campaign drops Philly lawyer as Pennsylvania vote certification suit heads to court

President Donald Trump's campaign dropped lawyers representing one of its major Pennsylvania election cases Monday. Linda Kerns, a Philadelphia lawyer working on a case moving to stop the certification of votes in the state, has left the case.

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