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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine


This Soft Pretzel Turkey Is What Every Thanksgiving Needs

But we’re not so sure about the pumpkin pretzel dip.

steve keeley as seen in various Fox 29 news clips about Philadelphia crime
City Life

Philly Today: Despite What TV News Suggests, Our Crime Problem Really Is Getting Better

Plus, how do we get one of those $600,000 severance packages?

The members of Boygenius, the Philly-born band with more Grammy nominations than Taylor Swift this year
City Life

Philly Today: This Philly-Born Band Has More Grammy Nominations Than Taylor Swift This Year

Plus, beware your next PGW bill.

Alyana Gomez from 6ABC / Photograph by Stevie Chris
City Life

6ABC’s Alyana Gomez Talks Trash TV, Schuylkill Traffic and Pickleball

An interview with one of the station’s newest talents.

The gun confiscated from a Florida man at the Philadelphia airport on Monday (photo courtesy TSA)
City Life

Philly Today: More and More People Are Bringing Guns Into Our Airport

Loaded guns, no less. Plus, more Greyhound bus station drama.

George Norcross, who claims he was assaulted at an Eagles game at the Linc because of his U.S.-Israeli flag
City Life

Philly Today: Eagles Dispute George Norcross Assault Claim

The Democratic powerbroker says he was assaulted over a U.S.-Israeli flag. The Eagles tell a different story.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who screwed up his mail-in ballot for the Philadelphia 2023 election, seen here after a movie premiere in October (Getty Images)
City Life

Philly Today: Even Mayor Kenney Screwed Up His Mail-In Ballot

Plus, a Philly actor with lots of Oscars buzz. And child poll workers in Delco.

The Franklin Institute
Things to Do

Big Changes Begin at the Franklin Institute

Don’t worry: the giant heart isn’t going anywhere.

A screenshot from one of the Kensington livestreams on YouTube
City Life

Philly Today: YouTube Is Making Money Off Human Suffering in Kensington

Plus, the end of the road for Johnny Doc?

Things to Do

The Best Events This Month in Philadelphia

Our highly curated, strongly opinionated guide to things to do this month.

chika ramen Blade Runner

This New Basement Ramen Bar Might Be the Coolest-Looking Restaurant in Philly

And it opens this week.

Philadelphia journalist and activist Josh Kruger, who was in an intimate relationship with his alleged killer, Robert Davis, according to court documents
City Life

Philly Today: Josh Kruger Had Intimate Relationship with His Alleged Killer, Police Now Say

Plus, 4,000 cars block SEPTA bus lanes on just two routes in one week.

Philadelphia, which landed on Lonely Planet's Best Cities to Travel to in 2024 list along with Kansas City
City Life

Philly Today: Lonely Planet “Best Cities” List Somehow Puts Kansas City in Philly’s Company

Thanks for the accolades, Lonely Planet. But sharing a list with KC just seems wrong.

The lost money at Tony's Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City
City Life

Philly Today: Lost Wad of Cash at Iconic Atlantic City Restaurant Has Very Happy Ending

See, there really are still good people in this world.

Local writer Ivy Smoak, aka Amanda Hauge, author of the erotic fan fiction book Roughing the Princess. The book is inspired by the romance between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (Ivy Smoak publicity image)
City Life

Philly Today: Taylor Swift Fans Outraged Over Local Author’s “Smutty” New Erotica Book

Ivy Smoak said she wrote “Roughing the Princess” in just three days. It took Taylor Swift fans much less time to hate it.