Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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black horse pike food
Foobooz

Driving Black Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Square Pizza and Filipino Crabs

Long before we all hopped on the A.C. Expressway, the Black Horse Pike and its sister, the White Horse Pike, were the way it was done. You can still feel the history as you wind through suburban Jersey on this quirky, eclectic stretch of blacktop.

City Life

Philly’s Biggest Kickstarter Ever Is Still Infuriating Backers Five Years Later

Some have finally received their “redefined” air conditioner. But most are still waiting, even though you can buy a version of the unit online with two-day delivery.

colman domingo
City Life

Zola Star Colman Domingo Talks Cooking, Coming Out, and Going to High School With Will Smith

The Overbrook High School grad will soon appear in Jordan Peele’s Candyman, the second season of Euphoria, and the seventh season of Fear the Walking Dead.

south philadelphia actor jenna pinchbeck, who has taken bernard havard and walnut street theater to task on social media
City Life

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

A lawyer representing Walnut Street Theatre and its extremely well-paid executive director, Bernard Havard, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jenna Pinchbeck over comments she’s been making on social media.

bryn mawr college, where david barreto used to be a spanish professor
City Life

Bryn Mawr College Undergrad Says Former Professor Sexually Assaulted Her and Other Students

She lays out the allegations in a just-filed federal lawsuit against David Barreto and the college itself.

the lil nas x mural in philadelphia by south philly artist ash ryan
City Life

Check Out the Gayborhood’s New 36-Foot-Tall Lil Nas X Mural

It took South Philly artist Ash Ryan just over a week — and 138 cans of spray paint — to pay tribute to the LGBTQ icon.

Hop Sing Laundromat owner Lê, who says he plans to require proof of vaccine for entry into the cocktail bar
Foobooz

Want to Get Into Hop Sing When It Reopens? Get Ready to Show Proof of Vaccination

“We can’t emphasize enough that it is not a political statement of any kind,” says Lê, Hop Sing’s owner.

an example of the type of immersive exhibit you'll find at the museum of illusions in philadelphia when it opens later this year
Things to Do

A Museum of Illusions Is Opening in Old City, and No, It’s Not a Pop-Up

Optical illusions, holograms and immersive exhibits come to Market Street.

angela duckworth
City Life

Angela Duckworth, the Author of Grit, on Teaching Resilience Amid a Pandemic

The Penn psychologist talks about the importance of failure, why not everyone deserves a trophy, and the most exhausting month of lockdown.

a photo of a brood x cicada in washington d.c., a sight you'll be seeing as soon as there are cicadas in philadelphia, pennsylvania
City Life

Penn State Cicada Expert Says Brood X Should Emerge in Philly This Weekend

The cicadas are coming! The cicadas are coming!

a CDC COVID vaccine passport card
City Life

Philly Bar Owner Says He’ll Require Vaccine Passports From All Customers

Plus, at least one huge Philly concert is requiring you show that little card for access to the pit. Is this the future of social life in Philadelphia?

larry krasner, the district attorney of philadelphia
City Life

Nearly 3/4 of All Contributions to Larry Krasner This Year Came from Outside Philly

Hundreds of individual donations poured in from California, and a couple even came from as far as Qatar.

the callahan's tavern solider statue in upper darby
City Life

Iconic Soldier Statue Returns to Delco Bar After a Series of Unfortunate Events

A bar named Callahan’s. A retired machinist named Lammy. And a story that could only happen in Delaware County.

malcolm burnley, co-host of NPR's new AI Nation podcast, which is a podcast about artificial intelligence
City Life

This Philly Journalist’s Podcast About Artificial Intelligence Will Scare the Hell Out of You

Slaughterbots. Predictive policing. Malcolm Burnley tells us all about it.

yards brewing company headquarters in philadelphia, site of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the company
City Life

Former Yards Brewing Company Manager Claims She Was Fired for Getting Pregnant

Gina Vasoli says the male-dominated craft-beer giant became a terrible place to work after she revealed she was having a baby.