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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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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

Disturbing New Details Emerge About Springside Chestnut Hill Teacher Charged with Child Porn

The feds have released new allegations against Andrew Wolf in court.

the christopher columbus sculpture outside ludington library in bryn mawr
City Life

Meanwhile, the Main Line Has Its Own Christopher Columbus Monument to Grapple With

“This doesn’t belong here,” says one resident. “This whole stupid holiday is based on mythology. He killed people. He wasn’t successful. So why do we have this here?”

the airbnb tent on a roof in south philadelphia
City Life

I Just Had to Airbnb This Tent on a Roof in South Philly

A look inside one of the most unique Airbnbs in town.

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

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Math Teacher Charged by Feds With Child Pornography

“We’re absolutely sickened,” an SCH parent says of the arrest of Andrew Wolf.

South Philadelphia resident Michael Dickinson, who has been arrested for his alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6th in Washington D.C.
City Life

South Philly Man Charged in Capitol Riots

He was identified, in part, due to a unique sweatshirt emblazoned with “Grays Ferry,” “Devil’s Pocket” and “Schuylkill.”

yo-yo ma and yannick nezet-seguin performing with the philadelphia and some noisy cell phones at the kimmel center
City Life

Four — Yes, Four — Phones Went Off During Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night with Yo-Yo Ma

“It’s disturbing,” one longtime member of the orchestra told Philly Mag. “But it’s also the world we live in.”

bottomless brunch in philadelphia
Foobooz

Hey Philly Restaurants, You Might Want to Reconsider Doing a Bottomless Brunch

joe bologna, the philadelphia police officer at the center of a lawsuit
City Life

Notorious Cop Joe Bologna Slammed in New Lawsuit Filed By Woman He Tackled During Protests

Another blow struck against 2020’s poster child for police brutality in Philly.

eugene bozzi aka abdul gene malik, who wrestled an alligator into a trash can in florida this week
City Life

How Growing Up in Philly Prepared Me to Face Down a Gator

Recent Florida transplant Eugene Bozzi went from driving for SEPTA to facing down wildlife.

philadelphia public orchestra
City Life

The World’s First Public Orchestra Launches in Philadelphia

Backed by a $700,000 Pew grant, the Philadelphia Public Orchestra ambitiously seeks to redefine just what an orchestra is — and what it plays.

must-see tv
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.”