Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

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City Life

In “Assault on Privacy,” Philly Police Routinely Reveal Mental Health Status of Missing City Residents

Police say it’s vital information for the public to know. Medical ethics experts say otherwise.

City Life

Tickets for the Eagles-Giants Game in Philly on Monday Are Downright Cheap

Sure, the team hasn’t been looking great, but we’re still in the running for the playoffs. Technically.

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City Life

Here Are All the Philly Write-In Votes From the November Election

We had fun sifting through thousands of write-in votes (the most ever in Philly history!) to see who you voted for. But Ivanka for judge — really?

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City Life

These Are the Worst People You’ll See at Thanksgiving This Year

Yes, the relative who shows up with the Cupcake wine is most definitely on this list.

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City Life

Hundreds of SEPTA Buses Have Free WiFi … When You Can Get It to Work

SEPTA says it hasn’t had any complaints, but our tests yielded lackluster results.

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City Life

Turkey Day Q&A: Philly Thanksgiving Day Parade Co-Host Rick Williams

Yes, he winds up snoring during the football game after two helpings just like the rest of us.

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City Life

The Trailer for Jason Segel’s Philly-Shot Show Is Here

There’s Jason Segel in Rittenhouse Square, Andre 3000 at the Continental and Sally Field at the Free Library. What other Philly locales can you help us identify?

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City Life

Forget Black Friday: Main Line Woman’s Start-Up Wants to Change the Way You Buy Gifts

Amanda Olsen says she was inspired to start Givzie by her two sons and all the "cheap plastic crap" they received (and gave) at birthday parties and on Christmas.

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City Life

DJ Robert Drake on Living in Mummerville and the One Holiday Song He’ll Never Play

The WXPN mainstay and hobby meteorologist prepares for his annual 24-hour holiday marathon and offers his winter predictions.

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City Life

Cecily Tynan and Hurricane Schwartz Have Very Different Long-Range Winter Forecasts for Philly

She’s calm and offers a “low confidence” prediction for a not particularly dire winter. He’s jumping around the screen and suggests we may get annihilated by snow.

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City Life

The Scourge of the Cinema Eatery Has Finally Arrived In Center City

Been waiting decades for Center City’s first multiplex? Now you’ve got it, along with interrupting waiters, drunk patrons, and the foul odors of bacon cheeseburgers.

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City Life

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Jason Segel, Philadelphia

After months of photobombs, sidewalk sightings, and general Jason Segel merriment, production has wrapped on his upcoming AMC show.

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City Life

Meisha Johnson: From “Sexy Single” CBS 3 Traffic Reporter to Gospel-Spreading Evangelist on Facebook

Some of the Minnesota native’s spiritual videos get more than 60,000 views online.

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City Life

This Exton Mom Says Urban Outfitters Fired Her for Trying to Get Pregnant Again

Anna DeMarco, 39, has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the South Philadelphia–based retail conglomerate, which also owns the Anthropologie and Free People brands.

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Davio’s Owner Talks 20 Years in Philly and the Great Cheesesteak Spring Roll Controversy

Whatever you do, don’t tell Steve DiFillippo that Davio’s is a chain.