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 24, 2019

Mental Health

Researchers' findings on depression mechanism could better explain one of its worst symptoms

Researchers in Spain focused on how the neuropeptide galanin contributes to anhedonia, one of the major traits of depressive disorders.

May 24, 2019


Donovan McNabb says he's 'absolutely' a Hall of Famer, threw 'a lot' less picks than Eli Manning

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been eligible for the Hall of Fame for a few years now, but during that time his name hasn't really surfaced in the realm of finalists.

May 23, 2019


Former Sixer Kyle Korver says copy machine in Nets 2003 draft trade is dead

Kyle Korver, a formed Philadelphia 76er gave the commencement speech at Creighton University and told graduate how he was traded by the Nets for and office copier.

May 23, 2019


Ellen DeGeneres plans Phillies fan event at Citizens Bank Park next week

Ellen DeGeneres is on the lookout for Philadelphia Phillies fans. The daytime TV host is planning to send her team to Philadelphia next Wednesday when the Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

May 23, 2019


Deadly fight after Eagles Super Bowl lands Lumberton man 20-year prison sentence

Supreme Life, of Lumberton, who stabbed two people in the hours after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII, was sentenced to 20 years in prison this week. 

May 23, 2019


Cole Hamels requests jersey patch to honor late Phillies president David Montgomery

Former Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels asked for a jersey patch to pay tribute to David Montgomery, the late Phillies president who died of cancer earlier this month.

May 22, 2019


Petition seeks to cast Danny DeVito as Marvel's next Wolverine

Fans of the "it's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star want to see Danny DeVito play the Wolverine when Marvel next resurfaces the X-Men character.

May 22, 2019


South Jersey pastor allegedly sold bleach as miracle cure in Africa

Robert Baldwin, a Burlington County, New Jersey pastor, has come under fire for allegedly distributing a "miracle cure" to the people of Uganda containing ingredients that make up industrial bleach.

May 22, 2019

Odd News

Eagles playoff game at Philly mummers' bar inspired St. Louis Blues to embrace 'Gloria' as team song

The St. Louis Blues made it to Stanley Cup Finals, and there's a Philly link to their improbable run that involves the odd combination of The Jacks NYB mummers clubhouse, the Philadelphia Eagles and Laura Branigan's 1982 hit 'Gloria.'"

May 22, 2019


Hilarious dating profile admits belief Sixers got name from Schuylkill Expressway

The Philadelphia 76ers' name is a reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed — in Philadelphia in 1776. A users on the dating app Hinge seems believe the 76ers were named after Interstate 76 — aka the Schuylkill Expressway.

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