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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine


Pat’s Steaks Owner Has Some Choice Words for His Haters

Plus, great stories about Michelle Obama, alleged contract killings, and Van Halen.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who may walk back some of the charges stemming from the Philadelphia looting arrests
City Life

Philly Today: Larry Krasner May Walk Back Some Looting Charges

Plus, the local mom who just won the Philly Badass of the Year Award.

a "Free Meatball" t-shirt showing the mugshot of Meatball aka Dayjia Blackwell, who was arrested for looting in Philadelphia last week
City Life

Philly Today: Meatball’s Lawyer Blasts Media Over Looting Coverage

Meanwhile, $35 Meatball mugshot shirts. Plus, a cheesesteak martini?!

Cirque du Solleil Bazaar
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 the Instagram page of Philadelphia Influencer "Meatball" aka Dayjia Blackwell, who is charged in the looting that occurred in Philadelphia on Tuesday night
City Life

Philly Today: Influencer Charged in Looting Loves Her Mugshot

And so do her fans. Plus, the complete list of liquor stores closed until further notice.

Interim Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Stanford addressing the looting that occurred in Philadelphia on Tuesday night
City Life

Philly Today: The Official Word on the “Disgusting” Looting

“These were not protesters,” insisted the interim police commissioner. “These were criminals.”

an example of cabins in pennsylvania state parks
Be Well Philly

Your Guide to Staying in Yurts and Cabins in Pennsylvania State Parks

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

Filmmaker John Waters, who recently compared one of his movies to the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Nauseating John Waters Compares His Movie to the MOVE Bombing

Because his trashy “art” and the most tragic day in Philadelphia’s history have just so, so much in common.

Pat's Steaks owner Frank Olivieri, who says he's no longer planning to expand to Penn State, standing in front of the Pat's Steaks in South Philly

Pat’s Steaks Pulls Out of Penn State Expansion Deal

Plus, the South Philly Pat’s Steaks will soon be replaced by a food truck for months.

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, who claims he was banned from the University of Pennsylvania over accusations of antisemitism, performing earlier this year (Getty Images)
City Life

Philly Today: Penn Calls B.S. on Claims It Banned Roger Waters from Campus

The Pink Floyd co-founder says he wasn’t allowed at Penn due to accusations of antisemitism.

a closed TSA screening line at Philadelphia International Airport, which is one of the worst airports in the country
City Life

Philly Today: Yes, Philadelphia’s Airport Is as Bad as You Think It Is

Plus, stop mourning the Melrose. It was never as good as you remember it being.

Main Line billionaire Jeff Yass, who may be TikTok's best friend in the United States
City Life

Philly Today: This Controversial Main Line Billionaire May Be TikTok’s Secret Weapon

Plus, the best and worst Wawa sandwiches.

City Life

Jennifer Weiner Talks Zahav, Marijuana, and Madonna’s New Face

Plus, the one question she really didn’t want me to ask her.

Anthony Gargano, who is being sued by 97.5 the Fanatic owner Beasley Media over PHLY Sports
City Life

Philly Today: 97.5 the Fanatic Slams Top Talent Anthony Gargano with Federal Lawsuit

He’s currently suspended from the station.

Former 6ABC TV reporter Bob Brooks, who now works for Newsmax.
City Life

Philly Today: 6 ABC’s Bob Brooks Flees Philly for Right-Wing TV

Plus: Kristen Welker’s Meet the Press debut, a cheesesteak abomination, and all the local sports news