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Two legendary poets formed a friendship at Penn that would change the course of American Poetry.
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Crowns and Confidences
Thomas Evans shared the secrets of Europe's royalty and a mistress with Manet.
He was also an excellent dentist. By Samuel Hughes.


High Noon in the 'hood
A showdown over control of one corner illuminates the ongoing struggle between
"decent" values and "the colde of the street" in the ciy's poorest neighborhoods.
An excerpt from the new book by Penn sociologish Elijah Anderson.
Plus: an interview with the author.


From Zip to X
Fresh out of Wharton, Elon Musk struck Silicon-Valley gold with Zip2, which set the
standard for local listings and classified ads on the Web. Now he's about to launch
what could be the Amazon.com of personal finance. By Phil Leggiere.

Justice in the Bones
How two Neanderthal experts at the University Museum and a 1960s-era alumnus
now working as a public defender teamed up to free a boy falsely imprisoned for rape.
By Susan Lonkevich.




From the Editor
Different Worlds.

Letters
Kahn pro-and-con and other architectural arguments, notes on a Note-reader.

Notes From the Undergrad
An intern's glimpse at history-in-the-making.

Gazetteer
Patient in gene-therapy trial dies ... Writing about travel ... and about writing about travel ... Three named as Kelly Writers House Fellows ... "Philosophy with a point" at the Law School ... Welcoming the latest greatest class ... Ancient Egyptian mayor's house uncovered ... Constitutional debates on the radio ... Study spaces accommodate students 24-7 ... New data on drinking: Too much may be less than you think ... University names alcohol-programs coordinator ... Hispanic center opens.

Off the Shelf
Raise your bottom line. Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People.

Sports
Men's basketball goes for two.

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.

The Alumni
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news

Obituaries

Classifieds

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Cover illustration by Michael Hill
Vol.98, No.2
Cover illustration by Herve Blondon
Copyright 1999 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last Modified 10/25/99