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Nathaniel Popkin

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

August 1, 2014  |  Buzz

Noticing the wide range of age and racial diversity on the river, rower and photographer Sabina Pierce put together a series of portraits of Philadelphia's rowers, on display along Boathouse Row > more

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

July 24, 2014  |  Buzz

To help celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Athenaeum asked artists to reinterpret architectural landmark's on the National Register of Historic Places. The exhibition of the work is on display until August 8 > more

With Pop-Up Beer Gardens Under Threat, Here's Why They Matter

With Pop-Up Beer Gardens Under Threat, Here’s Why They Matter

July 22, 2014  |  Vantage

With pop-up beer gardens seemingly everywhere (and now under threat), Nathaniel Popkin talks with the designer of most of them, David Fierabend of Groundswell Design Group, about the ideas behind the installations > more

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

June 26, 2014  |  Possible City

In a city of squandered opportunities, here's an intervention that transforms the way we interact with space--and the city. Nathaniel Popkin reviews the new Spruce Street Harbor Park, opening tomorrow > more

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

June 24, 2014  |  Possible City

What explains the power of place, of Fairmount Park especially, to give meaning to our lives? Nathaniel Popkin on three writers drawn to the park, including the great poet Stephen Berg, who died 12 days ago > more