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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December 17, 2018

Entertainment

Play games and be merry: Board games that won't grow resentment

There's always some awkwardness at family holiday events, whether it's just that oh-my-god-are-you-seriously-asking-me-that-right-now question or maybe it's just "that" family member you'd rather not interact with. Who knows. (And maybe you're an awkward aunt or uncle now.)

December 14, 2018

Holiday

Do-It-Yourself: Gritty Christmas tree topper

Hark! The herald angels sing…glory to the new-born Gritty. We were lucky enough to be blessed with this orange-haired creature this year, and what better way to celebrate this angelic ‘thing’ than to exalt its presence onto your Christmas tree.

December 14, 2018

Food & Drink

The ultimate sugar cookie for every Hallmark Christmas movie fan

Also don’t forget to be a little messy with the icing. Cookies in Hallmark movies are always perfect until the cookie master decorates cookies with her love interest and somehow the cookies end up looking like an amateur did them. Or maybe that was just one movie. Honestly, at this point, it’s all a fog of the same thing.

December 12, 2018

Alternative Medicine

Hemp stocking stuffers: your guide to CBD this holiday season

Here's how to gift the magic of CBD to your friends and family this holiday season. Especially for the over-stressed ones.

December 12, 2018

Entertainment

Meek Mill appears on Daily Show; talks 'Championships', prison reform

Meek Mill appeared on "The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah Tuesday night and discussed criminal justice reform and his no. 1 album, "Championships."

December 12, 2018

Entertainment

2019 SAG nominations; 'A Star Is Born', 'Mrs. Maisel,' and 'Ozark' lead in nominations

The nominations for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. “A Star Is Born” leads in film with four nominations, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Ozark” also lead with four nominations in TV.

December 10, 2018

Entertainment

Peralta is the hero we all need: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 6 trailer

The highly anticipated Season 6 of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is almost here and to celebrate the show's new home, NBC, released the first trailer for the season.

December 10, 2018

Entertainment

Critics' Choice Award nominations: Netflix ties with HBO; 'The Favourite' leads in film

The Critics’ Choice Awards are right around the corner. The award show whose nominees and winners are picked by the members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association released their nominations for the 2019 awards season.

December 7, 2018

Entertainment

'Avengers: Endgame' official trailer is here...and one Avenger thought missing is alive

It's been seven months since "Avengers: Infinity War" came out and broke the hearts of millions. While it left off with - spoilers - several Avengers dead, some Avengers survived...and one even thought to be missing was found still alive.

December 7, 2018

Entertainment

Fire and ice clash in new 'Game of Thrones' teaser trailer

Well, it's only 39 seconds long…but the Game of Thrones season 8 teaser trailer is here. And yes, maybe there’s no actual footage from the season, but we still got a hint of foreshadow, so we'll take it.

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