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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Philly Today: Prankster Hijacks Website of Anti-Trump South Philly Diner

Plus: Wind chills below zero. And Jason Kelce’s very pregnant wife is bringing her OB/GYN to the Super Bowl.

jean merritt, the south philly woman who will handwrite a letter to anybody’s who asks
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This South Philly Woman Will Handwrite a Letter to Anyone Who Asks

Prolific old-school corresponder Jean Merritt says she’s handwritten many thousands of letters. You could be next.

Big Charlie's Saloon, a Kansas City Chiefs bar deep in Philadelphia Eagles territory
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Philly Today: The One Local Bar Where Chiefs Fans Are Safe

Plus, a brouhaha in Lower Merion schools over cultural “affinity groups” and a cute children’s book.

ashley marcial, the eagles fan who fell through the roof of a septa bus stop
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Meet the Eagles Fan Who Crashed Through the SEPTA Bus Stop Roof

Plus, Kenney on a Super Bowl parade: “We’ll blow the doors off this parade. I’m on my way out, so I’ll spend whatever they want.”

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Philly Today: Cops Arrest Eagles Fans for Assaults on Police and Vandalizing City Property

Plus: The mayor of Upper Darby is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

Things to Do

The Best Events This Month in Philadelphia

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


Omar Tate Has Seen Enough of Your Butter Boards on TikTok

Esquire’s Chef of the Year for 2020 and the owner West Philly cafe Honeysuckle Provisions talks about viral food trends, fatherhood, and why you really shouldn’t buy a toaster.

if you are super bowl bound as these signs suggest, here's what you need to know about Eagles Super Bowl tickets
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Philly Today: How to Spend $70,000 On a Pair of Eagles Super Bowl Tickets

Plus: Philly gets a second basilica. We’re very walkable. And 11 degrees in the forecast? No thanks.

a city worker installs barricades in advance of Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship game
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Philly Today: City Prepares for Chaos Pending Outcome of Sunday’s Eagles Game

Plus, the Philly area to get its first indoor pickleball facility. And we may soon break a record for snowlessness.

a sign at Haverford College, the prestigious Main Line school that is the defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by a senior who says he was the victim of a false rumor that he raped another student
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Philly Today: Haverford College Senior Sues School Over What He Says Was a False Rape Rumor

Plus: Opera Philadelphia performs “Fly Eagles Fly.”

philadelphia flags are flying at half staff for Jerry Blavat, seen here at last year's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Philly Today: Does Jerry Blavat Really Deserve Flags at Half-Staff?

Plus: Abbott Elementary‘s Sheryl Lee Ralph at the Super Bowl. And outrageous Eagles prices.

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Philly Today: City So Desperate for Lifeguards That It’s Recruiting People Who Can’t Swim

Plus: Union League Drama. Rhynhart has a big announcement. And has tipping gotten completely and utterly out of control?

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Q&A: Gisele Fetterman Talks Her Thrift-Store Wardrobe, Scrabble and Her New Oculus

She was by John Fetterman’s side for a stroke, a brutal campaign, and a hard-fought victory. Now, she emerges on the other side to take on whatever comes next.

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Philly Today: Newspaper Fails Miserably With Tasteless Jerry Blavat Headline

Plus: Geator funeral arrangements. Snow in the forecast. And Eagles Mania goes full throttle.

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Philly Today: Where Is Missing Delco Woman Rose Byrne?

Plus, RIP Jerry Blavat.