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Michael Bixler

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place.

Photography Exhibition Captures The Spirit Of Kensington's Sacred Places

Photography Exhibition Captures The Spirit Of Kensington’s Sacred Places

April 23, 2015  |  Buzz

Nineteenth century neighborhood churches share the spotlight this Friday in Joseph B. Elliott's photography exhibition, "Preserving the Story: An Event to Celebrate Kensington’s Sacred Places" > more

Getting Wise To Watershed Waste With <em>One Man's Trash</em>

Getting Wise To Watershed Waste With One Man’s Trash

April 22, 2015  |  Vantage

Today is Earth Day and Bradley Maule has a bone to pick with Philadelphia. He just spent 52 weeks picking up our litter in the Wissahickon Valley and his collection isn't pretty. His evocative environmental art installation, One Man's Trash, opens today, April 22nd, at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. HC co-editors Michael Bixler and Maule caught up to get into some trash talk. > more

Unedited North Philadelphia Brings Reel Footage And Real People Together At The Wagner

Unedited North Philadelphia Brings Reel Footage And Real People Together At The Wagner

April 10, 2015  |  Buzz

This Saturday the Wagner Free Institute of Science will host “Unedited North Philadelphia: From Reel Footage to Real Stories,” a day of archival footage viewing and community discussion on neighborhood history, historic preservation, and the encroaching development of North Philly > more

Surveying The Damage With <em>Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences</em>

Surveying The Damage With Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences

March 25, 2015  |  Vantage

A picture is worth a thousand words, but some can leave you speechless. We caught up with photographer Matthew Christopher to discuss a nation in architectural decline and his new book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences" > more

Interior Designation For Blue Horizon's Historic Boxing Arena Denied

Interior Designation For Blue Horizon’s Historic Boxing Arena Denied

March 13, 2015  |  Developing Challenges, News

A win-lose situation for the Blue Horizon today. The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved designation of the building's façade, but denied protection of the world-renowned arena > more