Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

in a memorable atlantic city boxing moment, mike tyson after defeating michael spinks
City Life

Bart Blatstein Is Bringing Real Boxing Back to Atlantic City

More than three decades after he sat ringside to watch Mike Tyson KO Michael Spinks in Atlantic City, the mega-developer brings the sport back to the Shore town.

the flower show's infamous veggie hoagie, which made Philadelphia Magazine's 2021 Worst of Philly list along with Ben Simmons
City Life

The Worst of Philly 2021: From Fraudulent Hoagies to Headhouse Square to Ben Simmons

The 20 people, places and, yes, sandwiches that made us utterly cringe.

Alicia Vitarelli
City Life

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

The newscaster tells us the song she always turns up in the car, why she never worked from home during COVID, and her big superstition.

the kimmel center, which received $10 million in SVOG funding from the federal government, the largest philadelphia SVOG payment
City Life

Here’s How Much Philly Arts Venues Received of $6.8 Billion in COVID-Relief Grants

From $10 million for the Kimmel Center to $1 million for a popular Main Line rock club, here’s how the federal government is doling out “shuttered venue” grants in our area.

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City Life

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

We ask the Inquirer columnist about reclaiming the eñe in her name, why she got into journalism, and who’s responsible for solving the city’s homicide epidemic.

philadelphia wedding event company cescaphe, which finds itself the subject of a class-action lawsuit over its wedding deposit refund policy amid COVID
City Life

Philly’s Biggest Wedding Company Slapped With Class-Action Suit Over COVID-Era Refunds

The suit accuses Cescaphe of fraud. Cescaphe’s lawyers say the whole thing is “frivolous.”

philadelphia street artist jalapeno miles with a woman who tracked him down after he left a painting in the lobby of her building
City Life

This Philly Artist Is Leaving Paintings for People In Random Places Just Because

“I just walk away and say a prayer that it gets into the right hands,” says painter Jalapeno Miles.

City Life

Philly Entrepreneur Creates Search Engine for Jobs That Don’t Require Marijuana Testing

“We are the LinkedIn for cannabis users,” says Phynally founder Damian Jorden.

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Things to Do

12 Fun Things to Do With Kids in Atlantic City

From fishing on a boat to taking in the view from the country’s third-tallest lighthouse.

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City Life

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

The UArts alum talks about her role in Hulu’s Love, Victor, her first concert at JFK Stadium, and two things she does not miss about Philadelphia.

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Driving White Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Sweet Jersey Corn and Amazing Elk Burgers

Time was, the White Horse Pike was a toll road named after the ginormous metal horse that hovered over a local tavern. Today, it leads you through lots of small Jersey towns and long stretches of the Pine Barrens. In search of the Jersey Devil? This is your route.

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Driving Black Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Square Pizza and Filipino Crabs

Long before we all hopped on the A.C. Expressway, the Black Horse Pike and its sister, the White Horse Pike, were the way it was done. You can still feel the history as you wind through suburban Jersey on this quirky, eclectic stretch of blacktop.

City Life

Philly’s Biggest Kickstarter Ever Is Still Infuriating Backers Five Years Later

Some have finally received their “redefined” air conditioner. But most are still waiting, even though you can buy a version of the unit online with two-day delivery.

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City Life

Zola Star Colman Domingo Talks Cooking, Coming Out, and Going to High School With Will Smith

The Overbrook High School grad will soon appear in Jordan Peele’s Candyman, the second season of Euphoria, and the seventh season of Fear the Walking Dead.

south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
City Life

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.