Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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twenty manning, the restaurant where danielle foster organized a gofundme to benefit employees
City Life

Workers at Twenty Manning Say GoFundMe Organizer Stiffed Them

And now, nearly 18 months later, the organizer claims she gave the money to another restaurant — but won’t say which one.

oat haus ceo ali bonar, who appears on the new episode of shark tank
Be Well Philly

The Fishtown Woman Behind Oat Haus Granola Butter Talks Shark Tank Appearance

CEO Ali Bonar explains how she created the nut-free oat spread, then pitched it to the sharks.

ta'rea campbell
City Life

Keep an Eye Out for Philly’s Own Ta’Rea Campbell When Hamilton Launches in Philly This Week

When you head to the Academy of Music for the hit Broadway show, this CAPA grad will be front and center. Here, she talks Phanaticphobia, The Golden Girls, and her pre-show ritual.

stock photo of students wearing masks in schools, something that is the subject of a lawsuit over the mask mandate in Bucks County schools
City Life

School Masks Are Now a “Satanic Ritual,” According to Parents Suing a Local School District

But a representative of the official Church of Satan tells Philly Mag that’s simply untrue.

it was inside a philadelphia polling place like this one where mark squilla staffer Marie Beren is accused by the feds of participating in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud
City Life

Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy

Prosecutors say Marie Beren, who is no longer with Squilla’s office, used her role as a de facto judge of elections in three South Philly voting divisions to cast fraudulent votes for candidates at all levels of government.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
City Life

Disturbing New Details Emerge About Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher Charged with Child Porn

The feds have released new allegations against Andrew Wolf in court.

the christopher columbus sculpture outside ludington library in bryn mawr
City Life

Meanwhile, the Main Line Has Its Own Christopher Columbus Monument to Grapple With

“This doesn’t belong here,” says one resident. “This whole stupid holiday is based on mythology. He killed people. He wasn’t successful. So why do we have this here?”

the airbnb tent on a roof in south philadelphia
City Life

I Just Had to Airbnb This Tent on a Roof in South Philly

A look inside one of the most unique Airbnbs in town.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
City Life

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Math Teacher Charged by Feds With Child Pornography

“We’re absolutely sickened,” an SCH parent says of the arrest of Andrew Wolf.

South Philadelphia resident Michael Dickinson, who has been arrested for his alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6th in Washington D.C.
City Life

South Philly Man Charged in Capitol Riots

He was identified, in part, due to a unique sweatshirt emblazoned with “Grays Ferry,” “Devil’s Pocket” and “Schuylkill.”

yo-yo ma and yannick nezet-seguin performing with the philadelphia and some noisy cell phones at the kimmel center
City Life

Four — Yes, Four — Phones Went Off During Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Yo-Yo Ma

“It’s disturbing,” one longtime member of the orchestra told Philly Mag. “But it’s also the world we live in.”

bottomless brunch in philadelphia
Foobooz

Hey Philly Restaurants, You Might Want to Reconsider Doing a Bottomless Brunch

joe bologna, the philadelphia police officer at the center of a lawsuit
City Life

Notorious Cop Joe Bologna Slammed in New Lawsuit Filed By Woman He Tackled During Protests

Another blow struck against 2020’s poster child for police brutality in Philly.

eugene bozzi aka abdul gene malik, who wrestled an alligator into a trash can in florida this week
City Life

How Growing Up in Philly Prepared Me to Face Down a Gator

Recent Florida transplant Eugene Bozzi went from driving for SEPTA to facing down wildlife.

philadelphia public orchestra
City Life

The World’s First Public Orchestra Launches in Philadelphia

Backed by a $700,000 Pew grant, the Philadelphia Public Orchestra ambitiously seeks to redefine just what an orchestra is — and what it plays.