It’s likely Andrea Constand is the lone Cosby accuser out of almost 60 who will see her claim of sexual assault tested in court, and over two days of testimony her words bolstered her story and explained away much of the defense's strategy. And when she was done testifying, her mother dropped lurid details of a two-hour phone conversation she had with Cosby. He called the elder Constand 'mom' through the call and discussed graphic details of the encounter. She said the comedian told her he was "a sick man." Check out the most important moments of the testimony that could send Bill Cosby to prison.
Former FBI director Jim Comey’s highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee is set to begin at 10 a.m. You know, the one where he’s going to get asked about Trump and the Russia investigation. You could plan to be anxiously scanning Twitter from work the whole time — or you could just skip the office entirely and get good and sloshed to make it all easier to deal with. Here are some tips for the best ways to do that, as well as where in the city you can get a beer as early as 7 a.m. Pregaming today will be key.
It's been a beloved Italian BYOB for 10 years, but later this month, chef Peter McAndrews's Modo Mio will close. He's also just shut down two of his Paesano's sandwich shop locations — in the Italian Market and at Temple. A combination of staffing, rent and health issues led to the multiple closures, per McAndrews, who is looking forward to spending more time actually cooking. That will happen at Monsu, which is getting expanded hours, and also possibly in Fairmount, where something interesting is in the works.
As headlines pile up about Philly's opioid crisis, a company in Wayne, Pa., has gotten a whole bunch of patents on a method to make prescription painkillers more difficult to tamper with. The technology would make tablets harder to crush and cut. Here's how the Guardian technology also aims to also prevent users from mixing the drugs for injections.
A cheesy soiree featuring some of the world's most acclaimed cheesemakers. Enjoy special hors d'oeuvres featuring their cheeses and wash it all down with wine and beer! The event raises money for the Daphne Zepos Teaching Award—a scholarship that helps grow squads of cheese professionals who teach about many aspects of cheesemaking and culture.
Where: Di Bruno Bros. Upstairs Cafe at 1730 Chestnut St.
When: June 22, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $40 for one ticket, $75 for two tickets
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- Beer & Boats at Bartram’s Garden: Bring the fam and spend the afternoon on the water; ticket includes your first beer and an excursion on the Schuylkill. 4 to 8 p.m., 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
- Deutschland at Dusk with Brauhaus Schmitz: The bierfest moves to the Headhouse Shambles for a night, with brew, food, live music and family-friendly games. 5 to 10 p.m., 2nd & Lombard St.
- 2 Priests, 2 Ministers & a Rabbi at Fergie’s Pub: Actual ordained leaders will discuss how beer figures into various religions and why it’s a good medium for talking about faith. 6 to 8 p.m., 1214 Sansom St.
- Check out more of today's events and the lineup for the rest of the week here.
Presented in partnership with Philly Loves Beer
One year ago today, Donald Trump was the least popular presidential candidate, based on a survey from Public Policy Polling. Sometimes polls are wrong. But sometimes polls are also funny, and that was the case here, because Trump scored even lower than the Phillie Phanatic. "We asked who people think is more qualified to be President- him or the Phillie Phanatic- and the Phanatic won out 46/40." As it turned out, several counties that were blue for Obama in 2008 and green for the Phanatic last summer flipped to red for Trump in November. But for a brief moment last June, people found Philadelphia's lovable green mascot a preferred leader of the free world.