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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

“West Philly Days” Gives A Glimpse Into Who We Were

September 8, 2014  |  Buzz

Photographer Stephen Perloff offers a slice of times gone by with "West Philly Days" > more

Breathing Life Back Into Bromley

Breathing Life Back Into Bromley

September 5, 2014  |  News

Good news is afoot in Kensington. Construction is finally underway at Bromley Carpet Mill on Jasper Street. Michael Bixler has this story of perseverance and preservation > more

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

August 15, 2014  |  Buzz

WetLand gives a glimpse into Philly's not so far-flung dystopian future. The good news is with a little neighborly compassion and some floating gardens, we might be OK > more

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