Editorial Staff

Michael Bixler, Director, Managing Editor, and Chief Photographer of the Hidden City Daily, welcomes your pitches. Email him with story ideas at mbixler@hiddencityphila.org. He has a keen interest in undervalued architecture, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place.

Nathaniel Popkin, Contributing Editor Hidden City Daily, is a journalist, editor, and author. Since 2002, with the publication of his first book, Song of the City: An Intimate History of the American Urban Landscape (Four Walls Eight Windows-Basic Books), he has been a distinctive urbanist voice in the conversation about Philadelphia’s future and a careful observer of the city in the context of American life.

A long time contributor to the Philadelphia City Paper, in 2011-12, Popkin was the guest architecture critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also the senior writer of the documentary film series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment,” a multi-part, mixed-medium project broadcast locally on Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate station.

Popkin’s first novel, Lion and Leopard, was published in 2013. He is the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine, and contributes to The Smart Set, Fanzine, Public Books, Dactyl Review, and the Wall Street Journal Weekend Review. He is co-author of Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, which will be published in November by Temple University Press.

Bradley Maule, Contributing Editor, Hidden City Daily is a native of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, a four hour ride from 30th Street Station on Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian. He lived in Philadelphia from 2000–09, during which time he created and operated Philly Skyline. After three and a half years in Portland, he’s back, bearing brotherly love.