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Passion Plays
After a long string of smash hits and artistic triumphs in film, Marc Platt C’79 is back with his first love—theater—with the Broadway phenomenon Wicked. By Samuel Hughes

Understanding Pashto
Benedicte Grima Santry Gr’89 spent years in the remote reaches of Afghanistan and Pakistan. What she learned—and now teaches—is invaluable, especially in the wake of 9/11. By Beebe Bahrami

Quiet Goes the Don
The late Alan Halpern C’47—who invented the modern city magazine in his 30 years at Philadelphia—was more than just a brilliant, groundbreaking editor. By Samuel Hughes

Continental Drift
In his latest work, an atlas of North American English, legendary Penn sociolinguist William Labov shows that we are talking more differently from one another. By Susan Frith

Volume 104, No.5
Cover photograph by Candace diCarlo

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