Bradley Maule is co-editor of Hidden City. He's a native of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, a four hour train 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 a three and a half year vacation in Portland, Oregon, he's back, bearing brotherly love. Follow him on Instagram @mauleofamerica.
Across the city, Philadelphia's thousands and thousands of familiar, green street signs are lowering their voice. Brad Maule finds that the traditional ALL CAPS of street names is being replaced by the more "proper" Upper-Lowercase format, and in a federally suggested Clearview font > more
Three weeks to go in the Hidden City Festival, three weeks to win prizes via the Instagram contest with @hiddencityphila and @igers_philly > more
Two concerts lay the soundtrack to the Hidden City Festival. Erik Friedlander brings his wily cello to Shivtei Yeshuron tonight, while Data Garden curates Contemporary Archives, a concert featuring Mux Mool, Jacob 2-2, and Spaceship Aloha, Saturday night at the Historical Society of Frankford > more
Next week, the School District of Philadelphia will shutter 23 schools across the city. Jessie Fox interviews Superintendent Dr. William Hite, while a grassroots group of artists band to document the closings and the nearly 4,000 employees laid off as a result band together > more
The respected Ready, Willing & Able organization for homeless and transitioning men has outgrown its space at 1211 Bainbridge Street and is moving just up the block. In its place, the owner wants to replace it—with another facility for homeless and transitioning men. Brad Maule reports that that doesn't sit well with a lot of Hawthorne neighbors > more