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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. Follow him on Instagram

Fear & Floating At The Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade

Fear & Floating At The Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2017  |  Last Light

Michael Bixler has this tribute to the zany hometown floats of the old Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade > more

Cret Exhibition Captures Vibrations Of The City

Cret Exhibition Captures Vibrations Of The City

November 17, 2017  |  Vantage

Illustrator Ben Leech enlivens the dying art of architectural drawing with his exhibition, "Cret Illustrated: Revisiting a Philadelphia Icon in Sketches," at Woodlands Cemetery. Michael Bixler has the preview > more

Schuylkill Yards Breaks Ground With Drexel Square

Schuylkill Yards Breaks Ground With Drexel Square

November 8, 2017  |  News

Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust put shovels in the ground at 30th and Market today launching Phase 1 of their $3.5 billion megaproject, Schuylkill Yards. Michael Bixler reports > more

Jefferson Banks On Medical Design With

Jefferson Banks On Medical Design With “The Vault”

October 26, 2017  |  Last Light

Jefferson University's design lab, The Vault, is as hidden as it gets. Housed in a steel vault within the Old Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the think tank and maker space seeks to bridge the divide between between traditional healthcare and budding technology. Hidden City editor Michael Bixler takes us inside > more

A Sneak Peek At <em>Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies</em>

A Sneak Peek At Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies

August 8, 2017  |  Buzz

Michael Bixler has this behind-the scenes look at Cai Guo-Qiang's interactive dreamscape, "Fireflies." The Chinese artist will debut his mobile art project on September 14 in celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway's centennial > more