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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

DesignPhiladelphia Hits <em>Home</em> With This Year's Festival

DesignPhiladelphia Hits Home With This Year’s Festival

October 5, 2016  |  Vantage

This year's DesignPhiladelphia festival kicks into full swing tomorrow featuring 100 events over the next two weeks. Michael Bixler has these staff picks. > more

<em>A Million Faces</em> Celebrates The Photography Of John Mosley

A Million Faces Celebrates The Photography Of John Mosley

September 30, 2016  |  Vantage

Philadelphia photojournalist John Mosley captured positive, empowering images of African American culture in the years between segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. A retrospective honoring his work is now on view at the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill. Michael Bixler has the review. > more

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

On Sleepy Richmond Street, A Spark Of Renewal Catches Wind

September 16, 2016  |  News

After years of gradual decline, efforts to reenergize historic Richmond Street in Port Richmond are putting down roots. Michael Bixler takes a look > more

Advocates Race Against The Clock To Save Terrace Hall

Advocates Race Against The Clock To Save Terrace Hall

August 26, 2016  |  News

In Wissahickon, an historic meeting hall on the eve of demolition gets a helping hand. Michael Bixler reports > more

Trumbauer's Legendary Ben Franklin Hotel Reborn

Trumbauer’s Legendary Ben Franklin Hotel Reborn

August 10, 2016  |  News

Renovations and a new restaurant will bring the Gilded Age glory of the former Benjamin Franklin Hotel to the public this fall. Michael Bixler steps inside > more