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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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JJ Tiziou and companions on a walk around Philadelphia
City Life

This Man Is About to Walk the Entire Perimeter of Philly for the Ninth Time

We find out why.

a dog checking out a curbside box for the Philadelphia Weekly
City Life

Philadelphia Weekly Ditches Idea of Being Philly’s Fox News

Hey, it was worth a try.

one of many potholes in philadelphia
City Life

City Hacks: Everything You Need to Know About Those Evil Philly Potholes

How do I get them fixed? Will the city pay for the damage caused to my car by a pothole? Why the heck can’t we prevent potholes in the first place? These answers, and more.

amid debate over covid masking policy, a covid mask hangs on a school locker
City Life

Delco Parents Sue Schools Over Optional Masking Policy, Claiming It’s Too Lax

Whereas most lawsuits filed over masking policies claim that forced masking is illegal, this one is different. These parents say the policy isn’t strict enough.

City Life

How a Sugary Pandemic Project Turned Jethro Heiko Into Philly’s Maple Syrup Evangelist

Starting with a single tree in his back yard, the consultant-turned-sap expert has now created eight hubs in the region for “sugaring” enthusiasts, and has begun work with Stockton University to develop maple syrup as a regional commodity.

Ozark actor Bruce Davison
City Life

Ozark Actor Bruce Davison on Growing Up in Delco

From getting arrested for scuba diving in the Springton Reservoir to tangling with John du Pont, the veteran actor reflects on his youth and his storied career.

tori yorgey, who got hit by a car during a live TV broadcast
City Life

Q&A: Tori Yorgey, the Badass Philly Expat Hit by a Car During Live TV Broadcast

Only somebody born and bred in this area would possibly react this way.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy math teacher Andrew Wolf, who has been arrested by the FBI and charged with child pornography (photo via SCH Facebook page)
City Life

Fired Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher’s Victims Included His Own Students, Feds Now Say

More disturbing details emerge in the case of Andrew Wolf, who remains in custody awaiting trial on child pornography charges.

the arden theatre
City Life

After Nearly Two Years, the Arden (Finally) Reopens

While other theaters have already mounted ambitious productions, the Old City mainstay had to wait till 2022 for its post-COVID comeback.

City Life

The Main Line’s Latest NIMBY Scourge: Old People

Gladwyne residents are hyperventilating over a brand-new luxury senior living facility that sleeps just eight.

quinta brunson in abbott elementary
City Life

This ABC Comedy About the Sad State of Philly Schools Is Taking the TV World by Storm

Philly’s own Quinta Brunson has a big hit on her hands with Abbott Elementary, which is drawing comparisons to The Office.

City Life

At 80, Philly Expat Gloria Allred Is Still Every Predator’s Worst Nightmare

Here, the Girls’ High and Penn grad talks her humble roots, abortion, and taking on R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein.

City Life

6 ABC’s Karen Rogers on Philly’s Snow Obsession and the Biggest Weather Event She’s Covered

The station’s newly appointed lead morning meteorologist speaks frankly about feeding the trolls, blown forecasts and the challenge of climate change.

Life & Style

How to Enjoy New York City Over Winter Break

It’s perfectly OK to do all the touristy stuff. Here are our favorites, as well as some not-so-touristy tips.

a screenshot of christmas lights app christmas prism, which shows you where the biggest and most beautiful christmas lights and other holiday lights are located near you
City Life

How to Find the Biggest and Best Christmas Lights Near You

Delco dad Mike Kane is back with a new version of his Christmas Prism app — and yes, there’s now an Android version.