Volume 114, No. 5
Julian Wasser C’55’s photographic love affair with Hollywood began more than half a century ago. He’s been loving and hating and shooting it ever since.
By Samuel Hughes
Eight years ago, Stephen Kieran GAr’76 and James Timberlake GAr’77 turned their Penn Design senior studio upside down. They demoted design in favor of research, gave aesthetics a back seat to social science and data analysis, and took all their students to Bangladesh.
By Trey Popp
There’s a lot more to King Midas than history’s most celebrated case of “be careful what you wish for.” Drawing on decades of excavations at Gordion in modern Turkey, a blockbuster exhibition at the Penn Museum illuminates the world of ancient Phrygia’s greatest ruler.
By Julia M. Klein
First Person: Essays
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGRAD The comforts of home
ALUMNI VOICES Loving the Penn Relays
ELSEWHERE Mixed use, Dhaka-style
EXPERT OPINION “Enlightenment is for anyone”
Gazetteer: News & Sports
MAGAZINES Karen Rile C’80 wields Cleaver
FILM Cinema studies’ Peter Decherney on Hollywood history
MUSIC Jennifer Higdon G’92 Gr’94’s first opera, Cold Mountain