Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia based journalist and the author of 13 books, including Literary Philadelphia: A History of Prose & Poetry in the City of Brotherly Love. He is the theater critic for ICON Magazine and a writer for Philadelphia Magazine. His book, Philadelphia Mansions: Stories and Characters Behind the Walls, will be published in March.

WRITTEN BY Thom Nickels
One man's art is another man's "load of plaster."