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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

Elkins Park's NariYella, a UArts student, on The Voice this week (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
City Life

Philly Today: UArts Student Dazzles All Four Judges On The Voice

Meet (and hear) Elkins Park’s NariYella. Plus: Somebody dropped out of the mayor’s race.

headquarters of the Philadelphia School District, which faces allegations that Steven Sykes, an assistant principal, sexually assaulted and sexually harassed a woman who works there
City Life

Philly Today: Woman Slams School District With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Germantown’s La’Shanda Wilburn claims Steven Sykes made numerous unwanted sexual advances and blocked her path when she tried to get away.

City Life

Q&A: South Philly’s Pulitzer-Winning Playwright James Ijames on His Big Broadway Debut

Plus, we ask him about his super-secret TV project and living in Mummerland.

an example of cabins in pennsylvania state parks
Be Well Philly

The Ultimate Guide to Staying in Yurts and Cabins in Pennsylvania State Parks

Here’s everything you need to know to have a great woodsy getaway.

participants in a previous cheesesteak-eating competition at Delco Steaks
City Life

Philly Today: How Many Cheesesteaks Can You Eat In Ten Minutes?

A cheesesteak-eating competition in Delco this Friday. Plus: Rebecca Rhynhart’s excellent first television ad. And cannabis lounges coming to Atlantic City.

jeff brown as seen on a new anti-jeff brown website that was launched by the allan domb campaign
City Life

Philly Today: Allan Domb Launches Anti-Jeff Brown Website

Plus, yet another reason to hate the PPA. And one thing nobody hates: free Rita’s water ice.

ed rendell, who is preparing to make an endorsement for mayor of Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Ed Rendell to Make Endorsement for Mayor

John Street and Michael Nutter endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart. Will she make it a former-mayor trifecta?

photos of john wood, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Who the Hell Is Philly Mayoral Candidate John Wood?

He says he served on Marine One and that his cop-brother could help me score free parking for the Flower Show. He’s also declared bankruptcy twice.

philadelphia city council-at-large candidate jalon alexander says drones may be the answer to Philadelphia's crime problem
City Life

Philly Today: This Council Candidate Says Fleet of Drones Can Solve Our Crime Problem

He wants to deploy “Drone Force Philly.” Plus: Old people can become Philly cops, too.

Embattled University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax, the subject of an in-depth New York Times article
City Life

New York Times Takes Deep Dive Into Penn’s Amy Wax Problem

Plus, 45 percent of Philadelphians have no idea who their city councilperson is, new poll suggests.

a promotional image for GoPuff, the delivery company that is having some problems with its neighbors in South Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: It’s Gopuff vs. the Neighbors. Again.

Plus, soft pretzels at the Oscars and Quinta Brunson on SNL.

City Life

Why This Germantown Man Shows Up on the Scene of Every Philly Murder

“What we really need are boots on the ground,” says anti-violence advocate Jamal Johnson.

City Life

6 Philadelphians With Promising Approaches to Gun Violence Prevention

In the face of a problem that can feel insurmountable, these undeterred citizens refuse to sit quietly by.

steve keeley from fox 29 reporting on Philadelphia crime
City Life

Philly Today: Fox 29’s Steve Keeley Under Fire From Reporters, Councilperson for Crime Coverage

“It’s embarrassing,” says one Fox 29 insider of Keeley’s reporting. Plus: What’s with my ridiculous PGW bill?

steve keeley as seen in various Fox 29 news clips about Philadelphia crime
City Life

Philly Today: “If It Bleeds It Leads” Is Alive and Well at Fox 29

No other news outlet spends near the amount of time and resources covering Philadelphia crime, suggests new report.