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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

City Life

Brittany Lynn on Her Biggest Fear, Her Secret Power and Growing Up Gay in the Northeast

The don of the Philly Drag Mafia talks penis-tucking, life in South Philly, and where to get a Big Mac pizza.

CBS News correspondent Robert Costa and Kathy Barnette, a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Pennsylvania primary
City Life

Q&A: Bucks Co. Native Robert Costa of CBS News Talks Getting Stiffed by Kathy Barnette

The Pennsbury High grad, in town for the suddenly crazy PA primary, tried to get into the surging GOP Senate candidate’s Bucks rally on Saturday. It didn’t go so well.

philadelphia backyard chickens legal
City Life

Backyard Chickens Could Finally Be Legalized In Philadelphia

“I’m ecstatic,” says longtime Philadelphia backyard chickens activist Maureen Breen. “Dreams do come true.”


Night Market Is Back, Philly

Head to Overbrook on Thursday night for Federal Donuts, Burrito Feliz and some of our favorite Jamaican food around.

City Life

Q&A: Philly Playwright James Ijames on Winning the Pulitzer

“We had some champagne last night,” the South Philly resident told us less than 24 hours after getting the news. “But now I gotta go to work.”

a still from a live snacktime performance of their "fuck the ppa" anthem
City Life

Finally, Somebody Wrote the “F&*k the PPA” Song We’ve Always Dreamed Of

Snacktime is a true civic treasure.

this could be you singing karaoke at the mmrbq, hosted by preston and steve
Things to Do

Why Sing Karaoke in a Bar When You Can Do It in a 25,000-Person Venue?

Preston & Steve from WMMR are making your karaoke dreams come true.

Life & Style

Vantures Founders on Living the Van Life

Laura Yerkes and Roman Darashenka on their ultra-hip customized campers.

one turtle slapping another -- a precursor to turtle sex -- at Heinz Wildlife Refuge
City Life

Turtle Foreplay Video from Heinz Wildlife Refuge Goes Viral

“I put so much time and effort into my stand-up videos,” says Philly comedian Jamie Pappas. “But of course it’s the turtles I post that get all the attention.”

karen hepp, who is suing facebook over the use of a photo of her
City Life

Karen Hepp Wins Another Victory in Her Battle Against Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s company tried to get the Fox 29 anchor’s lawsuit tossed. Again. But the judge wasn’t having it. Here’s the latest.

City Life

Hop Sing Laundromat’s Lê on His Ban List, Jack Nicholson, and the Key to His Success

The man behind Hop Sing Laundromat pours forth on his future with the Chinatown speakeasy.

Northern Liberties bar the Standard Tap, which has so far raised $5,000 by selling its Zelensky Mule, a Moscow mule without the Moscow

Standard Tap Ejects “Moscow” from its Moscow Mule, Raises $5,000 and Counting

Every penny you spend on their Zelensky Mule during happy hour goes to Ukrainian relief efforts.

philadelphia judge paula patrick, who is suing the daily beast for calling her "qanon-linked"
City Life

Republican Philly Judge Sues Daily Beast for Calling Her “QAnon-Linked”

In a just-filed federal lawsuit, Paula Patrick, who has been on the bench since 2003, calls the media outlet’s article “reckless and malicious reporting.”


The Totally Accidental Success Story of Delco Steaks

From non-existent to dominant in less than two years, Delco Steaks has become a force in the whiz-wit’ game.

Marc Lamont Hill
City Life

Marc Lamont Hill on the State of Media, Defunding the Police, and His New Book

The outspoken author, scholar, Temple prof, activist, and Germantown bookshop owner returns with Seen and Unseen.