Emily Rolen

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Emily is a web curator at PhillyVoice.com. She grew up in the PA suburbs and is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied journalism and Chinese. She has worked for places like USA Today, Metro, TheStreet and startup Ketagalan Media. Her work has spanned topics from the technology sector to theater and the arts. Before she came back to Philadelphia, she made home bases in China, Taiwan and New York.


October 17, 2019


Philly bike courier found not guilty of most serious charge in fatal Rittenhouse stabbing

A jury found 22-year-old bike courier Michael White not guilty in the fatal stabbing of real estate developer Sean Schellenger in July 2018 Rittenhouse Square incident.

October 17, 2019


Philly officer arrested, suspended for stalking, harassment allegations

A Philadelphia Police officer has been suspended for stalking and harassment, the department announced We

October 17, 2019


Tommy Orange's 'There There' selected for 2020 One Book One Philadelphia

Tommy Orange's "There there," which follows the lives of 12 characters from Native communities in California, was selected for this year's One Book One Philadelphia program. 

October 16, 2019

Saturday Night Live

Zach Galifianakis on Tina Fey during his very short SNL career: 'God bless her'

Zach Galifianakis told a heartwarming story about Upper Darby's Tina Fey and his very brief stint "Saturday Night Live" in a recent interview on "The Off Camera Show with Sam Jones."

October 16, 2019


Northeast storm could turn into 'bomb cyclone,' forecasters say

A strong coastal storm developing along the East Coast will bring strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding, forecasters say. If the barometric pressure decreases, it could turn into a 'bomb cyclone,' forecasters say

October 16, 2019

Health News

How DNA from an ancestry website led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania rape suspect 26 years later

A genetic genealogy profile created by DNA evidence and genealogical information led to the indictment of Jeffrey King, of Coatesville, Chester County, for the 1993 rape of a 22-year-old woman in Delaware.

October 15, 2019


New Jersey man sets all-time record on 'Price is Right' with $262,743 in winnings

A Monmouth County, New Jersey man set a new winnings record on "The Price is Right" on Monday, making the biggest pot in history more than $260,000 in cash and prizes. 

October 15, 2019


'Gem of the Ocean,' 'The Color Purple' dominate the 2019 Barrymore Awards

The Arden Theatre Company's "Gem of the Ocean" and Theatre Horizon's "The Color Purple" led the 2019 Barrymore Awards, which honored Philadelphia's theater excellence for the 25th year on Monday night.

October 14, 2019


Nurse pens viral post on vaccines: 'The flu shot is not always about you'

A nurse penned a powerful, viral message on Facebook last week about the importance of getting flu shots.

October 14, 2019


Twitters reacts to Zoe Kravitz casting in 'The Batman' as Catwoman

The Matt Reeves' forthcoming Batman reboot has announced Zoe Kravitz will star as Catwoman. 

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