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Nathaniel Popkin

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here's How

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here’s How

November 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's future under President-Elect Trump "depends on the exercise of political power in Washington," says Richard Schragger, the author of City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age, in an interview with Nathaniel Popkin > more

Kenney Signals A Potential Breakthrough On Jewelers Row (Updated 10:45AM)

Kenney Signals A Potential Breakthrough On Jewelers Row (Updated 10:45AM)

October 12, 2016  |  Buzz

Mayor Kenney admits "there is no question" City needs to increase resources for historic preservation in Philadelphia, seeks compromise on Jewelers Row > more

FDR Left Out Of DNC Day One, But Here He Is, Franklin Field, 1936

FDR Left Out Of DNC Day One, But Here He Is, Franklin Field, 1936

July 26, 2016  |  Vantage

Left out of DNC Day One, FDR--and his liberal coalition--was the crucible of the present day Democratic Party and a sea change in Philadelphia politics. He accepted the 1936 Democratic Party nomination at Franklin Field; here is his speech in full > more

In This Month Of Jane Jacobs, A Look At The

In This Month Of Jane Jacobs, A Look At The “Philadelphia School” That Inspired & Frustrated Her

May 11, 2016  |  Vantage

A new exhibit on Philadelphia designers has Nathaniel Popkin thinking about the deep and sometimes frayed connections between them and Jane Jacobs, whose centennial is celebrated with two new books > more

John Gallery Discusses The Latest Edition Of

John Gallery Discusses The Latest Edition Of “Philadelphia Architecture”

April 13, 2016  |  Vantage

The longtime leader in community development and preservation talks about the latest edition of his Philadelphia architectural guide with Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin > more