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Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

You can now get dirt cheap flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh on Frontier Airlines. (Photo illustration by Jamie Leary)
City Life

Philly Today: It’s Now Cheaper to Fly to Pittsburgh From Philadelphia Than Drive

New flights start May 16th. Plus, a breathtaking new local album.

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City Life

Philly Today: When That Phone Call From Your Kid Actually Isn’t

A local couple was just scammed out of $34,000.


Kalaya Owner “Nok” Defends Her $95 Tom Yum Soup

Five years after she opened her juggernaut restaurant Kalaya, the James Beard-winning chef talks being the best, meeting her husband on a plane, and why she scoffs at “New American.”

A sign for Media Food Bank at First United Methodist Church, where a lawsuit has erupted over another food bank.
City Life

Philly Today: A Food Bank Fight Fumes in Delco

It’s “complicated,” says an attorney representing one of the feuding food banks. You can say that again!

City Life

Philly Today: Shootings Have Plummeted to Pre-Pandemic Levels

And homicides are headed that way as well. Plus, Cecily Tynan tried her best to clear up eclipse misinformation.

The Lansdowne storefront of Delco's Crisp Chik'n, the Philadelphia region's best alternative to Chick-fil-A

The Region’s Best Chick-fil-A Alternative Is Expanding

If you love Chick-fil-A’s food but not its reputation, Crisp Chik’n has what you’re looking for.

City Life

Yes, Philadelphia Is Safer Than They Say on TV

The city has made the national news far too often recently for incidents involving crime and public safety. A new administration has big plans to change — and correct — the narrative.

City Life

An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

From crime to trash to the economy, there are thousands of reasons to feel bullish about the future of our amazing city.

A USGS "shake map" of the earthquake felt in Philadelphia on Friday morning
City Life

The Great Philadelphia Earthquake of 2024

Who felt it. And who didn’t.

SEPTA's new fare gates at 69th Street Station are supposed to prevent fare evasion
City Life

SEPTA’s New “High-Tech” Fare Gates Are Astonishingly Easy to Beat

The agency insists the devices will curb fare evasion. Others, including SEPTA employees, aren’t so sure.

Fans of Beyonce await her arrival at the 2015 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: Don’t Be So Happy About the Possible Death of Made In America

Plus, Mayor Parker cracks down.

City Life

Can This Woman Convince People to Return to Center City in Droves?

Prema Katari Gupta, the brand-new head of the Center City District, talks trash, public safety, and the (good!) omens for Philly’s downtown.

The opening spread of Philly Mag's 2023 feature about hoagies, which just won a national magazine award
City Life

Philly Today: Our Hoagies Cover Story Wins Coveted National Magazine Award

So we’re officially declaring today Hoagie Day in Philadelphia. Go out and eat one.

A photo of Radnor High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, one of the best places in America for public schools, according to a new report
City Life

Philly Today: Some of America’s Best Public Schools Are Right Here

So says a new study. Plus, CAPA in upheaval over controversial play.

One of the vehicles used for street sweeping in Philadelphia
City Life

Philly Today: City to Actually Start Sweeping its Streets this Week

Not an April Fools joke. Plus, the world is descending on the city for WrestleMania.