Victor Fiorillo

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Things to Do

Comcast’s Keesha Boyd on Her Must-See TV Shows

We asked Comcast’s head of multicultural video and entertainment engagement strategy for the shows she’s most excited about.

keesha boyd
City Life

Meet the Woman Who’s Driving Diversity in Comcast’s Programming

Keesha Boyd, Comcast’s head of multicultural video and entertainment engagement strategy, grew up in the 1980s, seeking out television characters who looked like her. Now, she’s making sure the current generation doesn’t have to go searching.

Many Saints of Newark co-star Leslie Odom Jr.
City Life

Leslie Odom Jr. Explains His Big Role in the New Sopranos Movie

The actor and father of two takes us through his journey from West Oak Lane to Hamilton to The Many Saints of Newark.

Fox 29 anchor Karen Hepp, who is suing Facebook and other companies over the unauthorized use of her photo
City Life

Karen Hepp Wins a Major Victory in Her Battle Against Facebook

In 2020, a federal judge in Philly dismissed the lawsuit the Fox 29 anchor filed against Facebook. But an appeals court just reversed that call.

will smith, who is appearing at the Met in Philly in November
Things to Do

Will Smith to Make Rare Philly Appearance at The Met in November

But don’t expect him to perform “Summertime” or “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

terror behind the walls
Things to Do

Say Goodbye to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls

The wildly popular haunted house has been replaced by a beer garden and “not scary” attractions.

the logo for brooklyn bowl, the popular new york music venue that is opening brooklyn bowl philadelphia in fishtown in november
Things to Do

Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia Opens in Fishtown in November

Here’s the full concert lineup.

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot, one of the 43 products the PLCB is now rationing in Pennsylvania liquor stores (Getty Images)
City Life

Here’s the Full List of Booze That Pennsylvania Is Now Rationing to Residents, Bars and Restaurants

We hope you don’t need a case of Veuve this weekend.

South Philadelphia cheesesteak shop pat's steaks, the site of two recent murders
City Life

Pat’s Steaks Owner Speaks Out Following Two Homicides at His Iconic Cheesesteak Shop

“My stomach is in a knot,” says Frank Olivieri, who says he’s investing in increased surveillance and security outside of his shop.

a man smokes a cigarette at the 2019 mummers parade
City Life

Mummers Move Forward With 2022 Parade

But some Mummers regulars aren’t so sure that’s a good idea — or if they’ll have the money to participate.

mike quick
Eagles Report

Eagles Broadcaster Mike Quick on Calling the 2018 Super Bowl Win and His Record-Setting Touchdown

The 1980s wide receiver turned radio announcer on the biggest difference in the game today and his take on this year’s team.

james jarmon, who has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against trader joe's
City Life

Mount Airy Man Sues Trader Joe’s for Racial Discrimination

In a just-filed lawsuit, Mount Airy resident James Jarmon claims he was mistreated at Main Line and Delco locations of the popular store.

nick stuccio fringe festival
City Life

Nick Stuccio on the Good, the Bad, and the Very Tense Moments in Philadelphia Fringe Festival History

The festival founder takes a trip down memory lane as he prepares to launch the weird and wonderful event’s 25th season.

a photo of a nazi flag inside the roxborough vfw
City Life

The Curious Case of Roxborough’s Nazi Flag

Sometimes a photo doesn’t tell the whole story.

doctor hannah mclane of the soundmind center, philadelphia's first psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic
City Life

This West Philly Doctor Says Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Could Change Your Life

Hannah McLane just opened the region’s first-ever psychedelic-assisted mental health clinic. She’s already treating patients with ketamine and says MDMA and magic mushrooms are coming soon.