Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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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

Fired Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Victims Included His Own Students, Feds Now Say

More disturbing details emerge in the case of Andrew Wolf, who remains in custody awaiting trial on child pornography charges.

the arden theatre
City Life

After Nearly Two Years, the Arden (Finally) Reopens

While other theaters have already mounted ambitious productions, the Old City mainstay had to wait till 2022 for its post-COVID comeback.

City Life

The Main Line’s Latest NIMBY Scourge: Old People

Gladwyne residents are hyperventilating over a brand-new luxury senior living facility that sleeps just eight.

quinta brunson in abbott elementary
City Life

This ABC Comedy About the Sad State of Philly Schools Is Taking the TV World by Storm

Philly’s own Quinta Brunson has a big hit on her hands with Abbott Elementary, which is drawing comparisons to The Office.

City Life

At 80, Philly Expat Gloria Allred Is Still Every Predator’s Worst Nightmare

Here, the Girls’ High and Penn grad talks her humble roots, abortion, and taking on R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

City Life

6 ABC’s Karen Rogers on Philly’s Snow Obsession and the Biggest Weather Event She’s Covered

The station’s newly appointed lead morning meteorologist speaks frankly about feeding the trolls, blown forecasts and the challenge of climate change.

Life & Style

How to Enjoy New York City Over Winter Break

It’s perfectly OK to do all the touristy stuff. Here are our favorites, as well as some not-so-touristy tips.

Things to Do

The Best Events This Month in Philadelphia

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

a screenshot of christmas lights app christmas prism, which shows you where the biggest and most beautiful christmas lights and other holiday lights are located near you
City Life

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Delco dad Mike Kane is back with a new version of his Christmas Prism app — and yes, there’s now an Android version.

Philadelphia chef Marcie Turney
City Life

Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and Future of Her Restaurant Empire

The restaurateur behind Gayborhood hotspots like Bud & Marilyn’s and Little Nonna’s opens up about learning to cook, the first time she met her wife, and the last cheesesteak she ever had.

sean hughes, the lower merion high school principal killed in a tragic car crash, is the subject of a petition to rename the new lower merion middle school after him
City Life

Lower Merion Students Push to Rename New Middle School for Late Principal Sean Hughes

But school district policy currently prohibits naming buildings after individuals.

bobby henon, who was just convicted along with johnny doc, and seth williams
City Life

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

Bobby Henon is just the latest in a long line of local pols accused of misdeeds, mischief-making, and assorted misbehaviors. From rum runners to bribe-takers, here are 21 of our, um, favorites.

a photo of sylvester stallone for the rocky iv director's cut review in philadelphia magazine
Things to Do

With New Director’s Cut, Stallone Brought a Much Better Rocky IV to Philadelphia

The movie legend showed up on Chestnut Street with his new director’s cut in hand. We went to see if it was all worth it.

the camo wedding dress at David's Bridal
Philadelphia Wedding

David’s Bridal Debuts, Yes, a Camouflage Wedding Dress

The $750 custom gown comes complete with a matching bow tie for the groom. OK, but what’s with the Busch beer logo?

a banner outside the Franklin Institute advertising the Harry Potter exhibit, which opens in February in Philadelphia
Things to Do

The Franklin Institute Has Already Sold 39,000 Tickets to Its Harry Potter Exhibit

And it doesn’t even open until February. Here’s what you need to know about the world premiere of “Harry Potter; The Exhibition.”