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.

Understanding Pashto

Benedicte Grima Santry 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.

Continental Drift

In his latest work, an atlas of North American English, Penn sociolinguist Bill Labov shows that we are talking more differently from one another.