Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

sonia sanchez
City Life

Sonia Sanchez Still Has Work to Do

With a new collection of poetry due out this April, the longtime Germantown resident and original Philadelphia poet laureate shares a fraction of her memories.

jazmine sullivan singing the national anthem at the super bowl
City Life

Jazmine Sullivan on What It’s Like Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl

The Strawberry Mansion native tells all.

a screenshot of plowphl, the new philadelphia snowplow tracking app
City Life

Philly’s New Snowplow App Is Live, So You Can See Exactly Which Streets Have Been Treated

Just in time for the snowstorm, PlowPHL is here.

raphael tiberino and his painting, which was stolen from his west philadelphia home on Sunday
City Life

Help This Prominent West Philly Artist Reunite With His Stolen Painting

“I’ve been working on this for three years, and it just vanished on Sunday,” says Raphael Tiberino, whose family has been making art in Philly since the 1960s.

an urban outfitters sign
City Life

Urban Outfitters HQ Employees Say They’re Forced to Work In-Person During COVID

“It’s an incredibly toxic place to work,” says one employee.

chuck peruto and larry krasner
City Life

Chuck Peruto Says He’s Officially Running for District Attorney

The lawyer who defended Joey Merlino and Gary Heidnik blames DA Larry Krasner for the city’s surge in gun violence.

the author, saving his parking spot in philadelphia after the snowstorm
City Life

You Can Pry My Shoveled Parking Spot From My Cold Ungloved Hands

After 20 years of owning a car in Philadelphia, I finally picked a side in the no-savesies war. Find your own damn spot.

a philadelphia snow plow, which will soon be trackable by residents on PlowPHL, an upcoming Philadelphia snow plow-tracking app
City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Track Philly’s Snowplows On Your Phone

The city is getting ready to debut PlowPHL, a snowplow-tracking app.

stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
City Life

Medford Mom Stephanie Hazelton Charged By Feds In Capitol Riots

Her lawyer calls the charges “ridiculous” and says the case could have a “chilling effect” on the First Amendment rights of every American.

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
City Life

Here’s the Scathing Investigative Report on the City’s Response to Civil Unrest in 2020

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s damning report comes after investigators interviewed dozens of residents, city leaders and police officials but, notably, not Jim Kenney.

a kamala harris mug by philadelphia artist perry milou, who is also selling joe biden mugs
City Life

Philly Painter Perry Milou Goes After Online “Ripoffs” of His Biden and Harris Mugs

His complaints are not without a tinge of irony, since Milou once found himself in trouble over a painting inspired by a Pope Francis photo.

photos of tim dillon, a sex offender from Paoli who was reported missing
City Life

Turns Out “Missing” Main Line Man Was Just a Sex Offender in Hiding

The feds say Tim Dillon was living 2,000 miles away under an assumed name.

stephanie hazelton (aka ayla wolf) of medford at the capitol attack
City Life

This South Jersey Woman Helped Lead the Charge Up the Capitol Steps

Eight months after she was charged for her actions outside notorious Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, Medford’s Stephanie Hazelton (a.k.a. Ayla Wolf) stood at the entrance to the Capitol declaring, “We need more men!”

screen shots from a video of Ryan Dubiel deploying pepper spray against a Black teen who was just sitting on a step
City Life

White South Jersey Cop Who Casually Pepper-Sprayed Black Teen Is Banned From Holding Any Public Job In the State

city commissioner al schmidt
City Life

City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Hero of the 2020 Election, Is Ready to Call It Quits

Attacked by Trump and targeted by his base, the embattled Republican explains why this term will be his last.