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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. mmbixler.tumblr.com

Give Us Your Golden Hours

Give Us Your Golden Hours

August 1, 2014  |  Buzz

Philadelphia never looks more beautiful than during those minutes at dawn and dusk when the city is bathed in a warm, golden light. Photographers call it the "Golden Hour" and it makes everyone's shots look fantastic, which is why we're asking readers to send us their's > more

Ode To Tom Sawyer Island

Ode To Tom Sawyer Island

June 19, 2014  |  Vantage

As work has begun in earnest to transform South Philadelphia's Pier 53 into the newest public amenity on the Delaware Riverfront, Michael Bixler can't help but get a little verklempt about its postindustrial predecessor, "Tom Sawyer's Island" > more

Transcendental Renovation

Transcendental Renovation

April 8, 2014  |  Vantage

In South Philly, where Pennsport blends into Whitman, a Cambodian Buddhist community blends into a fabric with Christian and Judaic roots. Michael Bixler has this essay of the Preah Buddah Rangsey Temple > more