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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

South Philadelphia's George W. Nebinger School, which, along with all other Philadelphia School District schools, has gone virtual due to the air quality in Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Air Quality Improves, Schools Go Virtual Anyway

Plus, where to eat this weekend.

Harriton High School English teacher Jeremy Schobel, who has been arrested on child porn charges
City Life

Feds Charge Harriton High School English Teacher with Child Porn

Jeremy Schobel allegedly posed as a teenage girl to obtain explicit photos and videos from actual teenage girls.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires continue to wreak havoc on Philadelphia air quality
City Life

Philly Today: When Will It End?!

Grounded flights. Masochistic joggers. And lots and lots of photos of the sun.

City Life

This Philly Comedian Refuses to Apologize When He Offends

Tu Rae headlines Punch Line this month.

CAPA principal Joanne Beaver poses with Boyz II Men in 2017 (photo via School District of Philadelphia)
City Life

CAPA Parents and Students Want to Know What Happened to Their Principal

Neither the principal nor the school district will explain her absence.

Philadelphia James Beard award winners Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon (with unnamed guest) of Kalaya, Hanna and Chad Williams of Friday Saturday Sunday, and Ellen Yin of Fork
City Life

Philadelphia Crushes the James Beard Awards

Plus, Ocean City continues to become even less fun than we ever imagined.

The 2023 edition of the Roots Picnic brought with it a surprise Fugees reunion as well as a surprise performance from Jon Stewart
City Life

Philly Today: Roots Picnic Brings Surprise Performances to South Philly and Fairmount Park

Plus, another Christopher Columbus lawsuit. And the horror of clinging jellyfish at the Jersey Shore.

A Philadelphia Parking Authority sign on Broad Street in South Philadelphia, where tickets were errantly issued to parked cars
City Life

Philly Today: PPA Screwup Means Canceled Parking Tickets and Refunds

And more may be on the way. Plus, Diner en Blanc knockoff has customers fuming.

Copabanana on South Street in Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Copabanana South Street Declares Bankruptcy Yet Again

Plus, the forecast for Friday just keeps getting hotter.


Q&A: Friday Saturday Sunday Owners on Marriage, QR Code Menus, Pineapple Pizza

Chad and Hanna Williams, the husband-and-wife team behind Friday Saturday Sunday, talk shop before they head to the James Beard Awards this month.

Things to Do

The Best Events This Month in Philadelphia

Our highly curated, strongly opinionated guide to things to do this month.

City Life

Philly Today: Artist Sells Anti-PPA Gritty Paintings to Pay All Her Parking Tickets

Plus, while Philly struggles to deal with rowdy teens at night, Ocean City simply shuts down its beaches.

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

Philly Today: Karen Hepp’s Landmark Lawsuit Against Facebook Is Now Over

Plus, good luck finding a newspaper for sale inside 30th Street Station.

Life & Style

PA Road Trip: Pittsburgh and the Laurel Highlands

Go for the Steel City’s museums, and stay for the adventures that await outside of town.

Life & Style

The Best Pennsylvania Road Trips to Take From Philly

Scenic vistas, nostalgic roadside­ stops and epic adventures — break out of Philly and see everything the Keystone State has to offer.