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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Philly Today: M. Night Shyamalan Somehow Gets $5 Million Tax Credit All to Himself

Plus, WaPo weighs in on the Krasner mess, Africatown gets $9 million, and, oh yes, did I hear something about the Eagles winning?

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Booze-and-Branding Guru Steven Grasse on His Just-Released Book and Whiskey

The irreverent marketing pro talks Brand Mysticism — and throws some shade at Wawa.

lawyer john morgan dressed as santa claus on one of his many jawn morgan billboards near Philadelphia
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The Jawn Morgan Interview You’ve Been Waiting For

Santa Claus?! Before Thanksgiving?! Is nothing sacred, Jawn Morgan? We asked. He answered.

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Philly Today: AG Shapiro Has Already Received 2,500 Taylor Swift Ticket Complaints

Plus, Quinta gets the Oprah treatment, Bradley Cooper goes for Bullitt and … drone soccer is a thing?

some of the characters you will encounter at Thanksgiving 2022
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The 16 Worst People You’ll See at Thanksgiving This Year

From the people who show up in Christmas sweaters to the ones who think it’s okay to bring a bottle of Cupcake wine or supermarket pie.

photos of taylor swift and pennsylvania attorney general josh shapiro, who wants to hear from you if you had trouble getting Taylor Swift tickets
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Philly Today: AG Shapiro Jumps Into Taylor Swift Tickets Fiasco

Plus, Pat Toomey delivers a bunch of Worst-of-Philly Wawa soft pretzels to Ted Cruz… Gisele Fetterman looks divine in a $12 thrift-store dress.

photos of matt swartz, who is in trouble with the feds in Philadelphia, who have a bench warrant out for his arrest
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Philly Today: Notorious Restaurateur Matt Swartz Is In Trouble. Again.

Plus, more Krasner drama, more mayoral announcements, more truly important Fetterman news and… the end of the Philly Pops?

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Philly Today: Let Us Now Welcome the Migrants Texas Just Sent Us on a Bus

Here’s how you can help the city’s surprise new residents. Plus, big changes for Philly restaurants, and the Larry Krasner impeachment effort marches on.

allan domb, who is running for mayor of philadelphia, and the moment that a washington commanders player so obviously committed a face mask penalty on the philadelphia eagles
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Philly Today: Allan’s Running, Eagles Refs Stink, Another Loaded Gun at the Airport

And 24 degrees in the forecast? No thanks.

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Philly Today: First Look at Broad Street’s Cool New Music Venue, Solar Myth

Plus, election denier Mastriano finally concedes, Sheryl Lee Ralph wants to host the Emmys, and Pink announces huge Philly show.

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Philly Today: Can Netflix Just Make the Bonnie Sweeten True Crime Series Already?

Plus, John Fetterman’s wardrobe, control of the state house, and other urgent matters to discuss.

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Meet Philly’s Busiest Actor: Brian Anthony Wilson

From The Wire to Law & Order: SVU to countless stage productions, the Germantown born-and-bred talent has quite the resume.

philadelphia rapper tierra whack, who was arrested this week after showing up at the Philadelphia airport with a loaded gun
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Philly Today: You’d Be Surprised How Many People Show Up at Airports With Loaded Guns

Local rapper Tierra Whack, who was arrested this week after she allegedly brought a loaded gun to the Philadelphia airport, is just one of many.

dr. oz and john fetterman campaign ads before the pennsylvania election results came in
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Philly Today: Glory, Glory, Hallelujah… the Election Ads Are Over

Plus, some insight into the Pennsylvania election results, including which Philly neighborhoods went for Oz and Mastriano.

secret surveillance cameras or field cameras were found at ballot box locations in philadelphia, including this one outside the Independence branch of the Philadelphia Free Library
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Philly Today: Officials Remove Secret Surveillance Cameras from Ballot Box Locations

The shenanigans have begun. Here’s what you need to know to get through Election Day.