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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

Kensington bar Say No More, which has cut ties with owner Alexander Asplundh-Smith after his arrest last week

Kensington Bar Says It’s Cutting Ties With Owner After He’s Charged With Attacking Girlfriend

Police arrested Alexander Asplundh-Smith — yes, those Asplundhs — early last Monday morning.

a feral cat like one that a Philadelphia-area animal shelter will neuter after naming it after your ex-boyfriend in their Valentine's Day promotion
City Life

Philly Today: Local Animal Shelter Will Name a Feral Cat After Your Ex-Boyfriend — Then Neuter Him

Plus, the Grammy-nominated Philly artist you’ve never heard of.

Madonna at Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Thursday night for her Celebration Tour
City Life

After Lots and Lots of Waiting, Madonna Finally Takes the Stage in Philadelphia

There were tears. There were complaints about tardiness. And there were many, many Madonna hits.

City Life

From Woody’s to RuPaul: Sapphira Cristál’s Glorious Journey

After 11 — yes, 11 — auditions, one Philly drag queen has achieved her dream of becoming a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race. But she’s not done dreaming.

A Wawa gas station
City Life

Philly Today: How Do You Steal $1,700 Worth of Gas at a Wawa?

Plus, what it will cost you to see Madonna tonight in South Philly.

Actress Amanda Seyfried (third from left) in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia this week
City Life

Philly Today: Why Amanda Seyfried Is Hanging Out in Kensington

Plus, Biden finally tops Trump in new Pennsylvania poll.

Bradley Cooper, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and Colman Domingo, all of whom appear on the 2023 Oscars nominations list
City Life

Philly Today: This Could Be Philadelphia’s Year at the Oscars

The nominations are in!

Photos of Jason Kelce and Taylor Swift cheering on Travis Kelce at Sunday night's Kansas City Chiefs game
City Life

Philly Today: Jason Kelce Gave Us More Great Jason Kelce Moments Last Night

Oh. And Taylor Swift was there, too.

Black n' Brew owners Colleen DeCesare and Jennifer Kaufman in South Philadelphia

Black ‘n Brew Cafe Owners Being Forced to Vacate After 17 Years

The landlord claims the two have unresolved financial obligations. The owners swear that’s just not true.

Spike Eskin (right) with dad Howard Eskin and Philly music great Amos Lee, who for some reason agreed to pose with the Eskins
City Life

Philly Today: New Yorkers Rip Spike Eskin, Who’s Coming Home to WIP

Plus, might we really get eight inches of snow?!

Photos of icy Philadelphia streets and sidewalks submitted by residents to 311 (photos via Philly 311)
City Life

Philly Today: 311 Inundated By Ice Complaints

Residents are tired of slipping and sliding.

Quinta Brunson accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series from Carol Burnett
City Life

Philly Today: We May Not Have the Eagles, But We Do Have Quinta Brunson

Other things to be thankful for: a snow day! Jason Kelce!

West Philadelphia cheesesteak shop Jim's West, which is engaged in a court battle with Jim's Steaks in Delco

Jim’s Steaks Delco and Jim’s West Philly Court Battle Reignites

Slander! Defamation! This situation just got greasier.

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, who just appointed a Kensington drug czar
City Life

Philly Today: Mayor Parker Names First Kensington Drug Czar

Plus, the parents of the original Philly measles patient reportedly ignored quarantine instructions. Paging Jawn Morgan!

The PECO Outage Map showing power outages in Philadelphia and the surrounding area as of Wednesday morning.
City Life

Philly Today: PECO Says Some Customers Won’t Have Power Until Saturday

Plus, a Delco cheesesteak shop bans the most hated Flyers player in recent memory.