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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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.

Philadelphia chef Marcie Turney
City Life

Chef Marcie Turney on Flipping Burgers, Adopting Babies and Future of Her Restaurant Empire

The restaurateur behind Gayborhood hotspots like Bud & Marilyn’s and Little Nonna’s opens up about learning to cook, the first time she met her wife, and the last cheesesteak she ever had.

sean hughes, the lower merion high school principal killed in a tragic car crash, is the subject of a petition to rename the new lower merion middle school after him
City Life

Lower Merion Students Push to Rename New Middle School for Late Principal Sean Hughes

But school district policy currently prohibits naming buildings after individuals.

bobby henon, who was just convicted along with johnny doc, and seth williams
City Life

The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

Bobby Henon is just the latest in a long line of local pols accused of misdeeds, mischief-making, and assorted misbehaviors. From rum runners to bribe-takers, here are 21 of our, um, favorites.

a photo of sylvester stallone for the rocky iv director's cut review in philadelphia magazine
Things to Do

With New Director’s Cut, Stallone Brought a Much Better Rocky IV to Philadelphia

The movie legend showed up on Chestnut Street with his new director’s cut in hand. We went to see if it was all worth it.

the camo wedding dress at David's Bridal
Philadelphia Wedding

David’s Bridal Debuts, Yes, a Camouflage Wedding Dress

The $750 custom gown comes complete with a matching bow tie for the groom. OK, but what’s with the Busch beer logo?

a banner outside the Franklin Institute advertising the Harry Potter exhibit, which opens in February in Philadelphia
Things to Do

The Franklin Institute Has Already Sold 39,000 Tickets to Its Harry Potter Exhibit

And it doesn’t even open until February. Here’s what you need to know about the world premiere of “Harry Potter; The Exhibition.”

atlantic city swingers' club role play lounge, which will be transformed into good dog atlantic city, an offshoot of the good dog bar in philadelphia

Good Dog Bar to Open Atlantic City Outpost in This Former Swingers’ Club

“The sex swings were gone by the time we took a tour of the building,” jokes Good Dog owner Dave Garry, who is hoping to open as early as April 2022.

gritty, preston, and pierre robert at the 2019 Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger at Xfinity Live
City Life

Yes, It’s Okay to Donate Canned Goods to Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger, Though Cash Is Better

What’s billed as the country’s largest single-location food drive returns.

pierre robert
City Life

Pierre Robert’s Long, Strange Trip: 40 Years on the Air in Philly

In 1981, Pierre Robert started working at Philadelphia rock-and-roll station WMMR after driving his Volkswagen bus cross-country from San Francisco. Decades later, Philly’s most recognizable DJ is still taking requests.

twenty manning, the restaurant where danielle foster organized a gofundme to benefit employees
City Life

Workers at Twenty Manning Say GoFundMe Organizer Stiffed Them

And now, nearly 18 months later, the organizer claims she gave the money to another restaurant — but won’t say which one.

oat haus ceo ali bonar, who appears on the new episode of shark tank
Be Well Philly

The Fishtown Woman Behind Oat Haus Granola Butter Talks Shark Tank Appearance

CEO Ali Bonar explains how she created the nut-free oat spread, then pitched it to the sharks.

ta'rea campbell
City Life

Keep an Eye Out for Philly’s Own Ta’Rea Campbell When Hamilton Launches in Philly This Week

When you head to the Academy of Music for the hit Broadway show, this CAPA grad will be front and center. Here, she talks Phanaticphobia, The Golden Girls, and her pre-show ritual.

stock photo of students wearing masks in schools, something that is the subject of a lawsuit over the mask mandate in Bucks County schools
City Life

School Masks Are Now a “Satanic Ritual,” According to Parents Suing a Local School District

But a representative of the official Church of Satan tells Philly Mag that’s simply untrue.

it was inside a philadelphia polling place like this one where mark squilla staffer Marie Beren is accused by the feds of participating in a conspiracy to commit voter fraud
City Life

Mark Squilla Staffer Charged in South Philly Voter Fraud Conspiracy

Prosecutors say Marie Beren, who is no longer with Squilla’s office, used her role as a de facto judge of elections in three South Philly voting divisions to cast fraudulent votes for candidates at all levels of government.