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Volume 108, No. 4

Features

The Omnivore’s New Dilemma
(Which exotic University City restaurant should we try tonight?) By Samuel Hughes.  PLUS: Four-Wheel Fare. By Trey Popp

Dining a la Penn
Remember the dining halls? You can still get a burger and fries, but pretty much everything else has changed. By Molly Petrilla

Quakers in the Kitchen
Penn alumni offer tips on how to relax and host great parties, eat well without harming the environment, and dine like a gourmet on the cheap.

Architecture of Madness
Chris Payne GAr’96’s photographs evoke the vanished world of state mental hospitals, where inmates could be both “mad and safe.” By John Prendergast

Slouching Towards Elegance
In her new book, Trustee Professor of French Joan DeJean counts the many ways—from padded sofas, to “casual” clothing, to flush toilets—that France taught the world how to make itself comfortable. By Caroline Tiger


Departments

From the Editor
From College Hall
Letters


ESSAYS : First Person
Notes from the Undergrad Hyphenated homme 
Alumni Voices Not talking 
Elsewhere “I, too, would be the hero of the Jews” 
Expert Opinion Words as building materials


GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Eye-opening advance in gene therapy 
New SP2 center focuses on “high impact philanthropy” 
Weiss $20 million gift will fund four PIK professors 
Sarah-Jane Littleford C’09 awarded Rhodes Scholarship 

Joshua Bennett C’10 wins Marshall Scholarship 
First round of “green grants” announced 
Findings 
“Engaging Minds” takes PIKs on the road 
Legislative haste makes legal waste 
Science Cafe examines DNA screening and more 
Snow more 
Basketball’s woes 


ALL THINGS ORNAMENTAL : The Arts
MUSIC Alberto’s song. The Gonzalez Cantata 
MUSIC Jennifer Higdon G’92 Gr’94 on her Grammy win 
ART Printmaking without borders. Philagrafika 2010 
THEATER The stages of Harold Prince C’48 Hon’71 
DESIGN Works in paper. Pop Up Architecture 
BOOKS Free speech and its costs. Extreme Speech and Democracy 
BRIEFLY NOTED 
ARTS CALENDAR 


ALUMNI : Profiles 
Ross Levitt C’97 headed for Haiti when the earthquake struck 
Kirbyjon Caldwell WG’77 combines business savvy with soul-saving
Shabnam Rezaei C’95 EAS’95 draws on an international perspective 
Diane Burko GFA’69 paints a picture of global warming’s impact

Events
Notes
Obituaries


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