At the Crossroads

The Penn Museum’s new Eastern Mediterranean Gallery casts the cradle of Abrahamic religions and alphabetic innovation as a cosmopolitan sphere—not just a conflict-ridden one.

The Lambs of War

Buzz Bissinger explores World War II through a group of football players pushed into the ultimate sacrifice. Daniel Akst probes the legacy of pacifist resisters.

Night Fever

DJ “Michael the Lion” (also a researcher and lecturer in the Weitzman School of Design) is a big believer in the nighttime economy.

Head Trip

A Penn Libraries exhibit melds Arthur Tress’s surreal photography with his voracious appetite for Japanese illustration.

Sea Stewards

In a pair of new books, on coral reefs and sperm whales, two impassioned ocean lovers offer contrasting visions of how to safeguard its splendors.

Framing History

A pair of history profs teams up with Getty Images to create a public-facing, photography-oriented window into Black history.
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