Going Where Science Leads

Established in 1892 as a museum for anatomic specimens as well as a center for the "increase of original scientific knowledge," the Wistar Institute today is at the forefront of basic research on cancer, AIDS and other diseases.

“No Other Life”

The Mourning of Mario Lanza, Chubby Checker's twisting rise and fall, a race riot in North Philadelphia and the Phillies' 1964 "nervous breakdown." Memories of a boyhood in the city.


Mar|Apr 2001: Curricular criticism, Caine pro and con, ill-advised illustration, letters on letters.