Victor Fiorillo - Philadelphia Magazine

Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

dolly parton reading to kids as part of her dolly parton imagination library initiative
City Life

Dolly Parton Will Send Free Books to up to 2,000 Philly Kids Each Month

Residents in one North Philly zip code can now sign up to receive free books from the singer’s Imagination Library program.

visiting delaware
Things to Do

Weekending in Delaware: Great Dining, Gorgeous Gardens, and Shore Towns to Explore

The state Joe Biden calls home is having a full-on moment. Here’s how to explore it.

on the left is callahan's bar in upper darby, which served as inspiration for the jeremy piven movie last call, depicted on the right in the movie poster
City Life

That Movie About an Upper Darby Bar Is Actually Getting Released This Month

Now that the Main Line developer behind the movie landed a deal with IFC Films, you’ll be able to stream “Last Call” online — or watch it in a theater, should you so desire.

simply good cars CEO jared cannon, who will appear in the new episode of shark tank this friday
City Life

Philly’s Simply Good Jars CEO to Appear on New “Shark Tank” Episode

Watch Jared Cannon pitch his healthy meal-in-a-jar company to the famed venture capitalists on March 5th.

some of the Pennsylvania residents arrested as part of the Capitol riot
City Life

More Pennsylvanians Have Been Arrested for Capitol Riots Than Residents of Any Other State

And which county in the United States leads the way? Idyllic old Bucks County.

jim curtin
City Life

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin on His Unused Peloton and What He Thinks of IPA Drinkers

Fresh off being named Major League Soccer’s 2020 Coach of the Year, Jim Curtin looks forward to the season’s first matches, which are expected to begin in April.

sonia sanchez
City Life

Sonia Sanchez Still Has Work to Do

With a new collection of poetry due out this April, the longtime Germantown resident and original Philadelphia poet laureate shares a fraction of her memories.

jazmine sullivan singing the national anthem at the super bowl
City Life

Jazmine Sullivan on What It’s Like Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

The Strawberry Mansion native tells all.

a screenshot of plowphl, the new philadelphia snowplow tracking app
City Life

Philly’s New Snowplow App Is Live, So You Can See Exactly Which Streets Have Been Treated

Just in time for the snowstorm, PlowPHL is here.

raphael tiberino and his painting, which was stolen from his west philadelphia home on Sunday
City Life

Help This Prominent West Philly Artist Reunite With His Stolen Painting

“I’ve been working on this for three years, and it just vanished on Sunday,” says Raphael Tiberino, whose family has been making art in Philly since the 1960s.

an urban outfitters sign
City Life

Urban Outfitters HQ Employees Say They’re Forced to Work In-Person During COVID

“It’s an incredibly toxic place to work,” says one employee.

chuck peruto and larry krasner
City Life

Chuck Peruto Says He’s Officially Running for District Attorney

The lawyer who defended Joey Merlino and Gary Heidnik blames DA Larry Krasner for the city’s surge in gun violence.

the author, saving his parking spot in philadelphia after the snowstorm
City Life

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

After 20 years of owning a car in Philadelphia, I finally picked a side in the no-savesies war. Find your own damn spot.

a philadelphia snow plow, which will soon be trackable by residents on PlowPHL, an upcoming Philadelphia snow plow-tracking app
City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows On Your Phone

The city is getting ready to debut PlowPHL, a snowplow-tracking app.

stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
City Life

Medford Mom Stephanie Hazelton Charged By Feds In Capitol Riots

Her lawyer calls the charges “ridiculous” and says the case could have a “chilling effect” on the First Amendment rights of every American.