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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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Leslie Odom Jr.
City Life

Hamilton Mega-Talent Leslie Odom Jr. Talks His New Exorcist Sequel and Broadway Return

The Masterman and CAPA alum takes the stage this month before co-starring in the frightening film.

Eagles fans with posters using the word jawn, which was just added to the dictionary along with a jawn definition
City Life

Philly Today: Jawn Finally Makes the Dictionary

Plus, a Penn State cheesesteak shop owner throws some major shade at Pat’s Steaks.

David Oh, who is running as a Republican for mayor of Philadelphia, just saw his 2011 Green Beret controversy resurface
City Life

Philly Today: David Oh’s Green Beret Lies Come Back to Haunt Him

Plus, apparently not everyone is excited to go back to school.

WMMR DJ Pierre Robert at the ill-fated 2023 Burning Man festival (photo courtesy of Pierre Robert)
City Life

Dispatches from Burning Man: Pierre Robert Talks Mud, Giant Sharks and the Orgy Dome

An interview with the WMMR DJ just after he made it out.

Cortez Johnson, the owner of the Jim's West cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia in front of Jim's West while it was under construction
Foobooz

Delco Jim’s Steaks Asks Judge to Shut Down Jim’s West

Piece of advice for the Jim’s West owner: Just change the name already!

Pat's Steaks owner Frank Olivieri, who says he's bringing his family's famous cheesesteaks to Penn State
Foobooz

Pat’s Steaks Owner to (Finally!) Open Second Location 

And if this one is a big success, Frank Olivieri is looking to go national.

Danielle Outlaw, who just resigned as Philadelphia Police Commissioner, with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
City Life

Philly Today: Outlaw’s Out!

The commish resigns. Plus, yes, Virginia, there will be a new Eagles Christmas album.

taylor swift at lincoln financial field in philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Taylor Swift Concert Movie Tickets Are Selling Way Fast in Philly

Plus, Philly’s own Kevin Bacon joins Billy Joel for some songs.

Jim's West Steaks & Hoagies on 62nd Street in West Philadelphia
Foobooz

Drama Erupts Over West Philly Jim’s Steaks Reopening

The legal threats have begun.

Ben Simmons, back when he played for the Philadelphia Sixers
City Life

Philly Today: It Sounds Like Ben Simmons Wants to Come Back. No Thanks.

Plus, local Bruce Springsteen fans will have to wait a long, long time to see him. Oh well.

The Jim's Steaks West Philly location
Foobooz

Surprise! Original Jim’s Steaks in West Philly Reopening this Weekend

Talk about your unexpected cheesesteak news of the week.

Philadelphia's South Street, which USA Today somehow missed on its world's biggest tourist traps list
City Life

Philly Today: USA Today Somehow Misses South Street on Biggest Tourist Traps List

The Rocky statue, too. Meanwhile, Cherelle Parker accuses Republicans of dirty tricks.

Kristen Welker, who will become the host of NBC's Meet the Press on September 17th
City Life

Philly Today: Fairmount’s Kristen Welker to Take Over Meet the Press Next Month

Plus, Idaho lays claim to world’s largest cheesesteak.

City Life

On the Scourge of Cell Phones at Live Performances

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Things to Do

The Philly Mag 2023 Fall Arts Preview

From music to theater and more, here’s everything you need to see this season.