Kristin Hunt

Kristin Hunt PhillyVoice

Kristin Hunt is a senior staff writer for PhillyVoice. A history and pop culture junkie, she spends her spare time stalking the Free Library shelves and binge watching TCM. She has previously contributed to Vulture, GQ, Mental Floss, JSTOR Daily, and The Washington Post.

December 8, 2023


Andrea Bocelli to reschedule Philly concert due to health concerns

Andrea Bocelli abruptly postponed his Philadelphia concert on Thursday night due to health concerns. The Italian opera singer was set to perform at the Wells Fargo Center. A new date has not yet been announced.

December 8, 2023

Adult Health

Married couples tend to share high blood pressure, study finds

Researchers found that married couples tend to share hypertension. High blood pressure was observed across couples in India, China, England and the United States in a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

December 7, 2023

Arts & Culture

Winter fashion has changed considerably over the last 200 years – from hand-dyed dresses to cropped car coats

An exhibit at the Moore College of Art & Design explores women's winter fashion of the 19th and 20th centuries. On view through Jan. 6, the pieces come from the school's historic costume collection, including some dating to the 1820s.

December 7, 2023


Bradley Cooper and Angelo's Pizzeria's food truck is back in NYC with a van-load of South Philly-baked bread

Bradley Cooper and Angelo's Pizzeria's new cheesesteak food truck returned to New York City for its second day of business on Thursday. Danny & Coop's is a pop up collaboration between the actor and owner of the South Philly sandwich shop, Danny DiGiampietro, who hope to open a permanent restaurant in NYC.

December 7, 2023


Former union leader John Dougherty found guilty of embezzlement

John Dougherty, the longtime business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, was found TK Tuesday on federal embezzlement charges. 'Johnny Doc' and others were accused of stealing more than $600,000 from the union.

December 7, 2023


Ice sculptures, rare books and a hot chocolate crawl: Your weekend guide to things to do

On Dec. 9-11, Philadelphia will host winter festivals, a hot chocolate crawl and a rare book fair. The Philadelphia Film Society also will run a special sing-along screening of the Beyoncé concert film 'Renaissance' at PFS Bourse.

December 6, 2023

Healthy Eating

To show the benefits of eating vegan, scientists gave twins different diets

Scientists gave 22 sets of twins different diets for 8 weeks to demonstrate the benefits of eating vegan versus eating a diet containing meat. Those who ate a vegan diet saw more significant decreases in their 'bad' cholesterol and fasting insulin levels than those who an omnivorous diet. They also lost an average of 4 pounds.

December 5, 2023


Fishtown Freeze ice sculpture showcase returns this weekend for its 5th year

Fishtown Freeze returns for its fifth year on Dec. 9-10, and over 20 custom ice sculptures will line the streets of the Philly neighborhood. Three live carvings will take place on Saturday. Holiday markets, a cocktail crawl and photos with Santa also will be featured.

December 4, 2023

Mental Health

The holidays can be demanding; here's how to reduce stress

A recent poll by the American Psychological Association found that 41% of adults are more stressed during the holiday months than at any other time. Exercise, adequate sleep and deep breathing can help people manage their stress levels.

December 4, 2023


Here's where to donate toys for Philadelphia kids this holiday season

Holiday toy drives are up and running in Philadelphia for the 2023 season. Donors can give toys to Eastern State Penitentiary, Toys for Tots, SEAMAAC and Gentle Gratitude. The Flyers also are collecting donations at home games.

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