Magazines: Crumbling Foundation

Until the 1960s, Philadelphia was a municipal magazine that never ventured much beyond chamber of commerce puffs. Since then it has developed a talent for muckraking and a willingness to take on just about anyone—even so unlikely a figure as Pearl Buck. There she was, some days ago, a silver-haired, 77-year-old Nobel-and Pulitzer-prize winning author, meeting the press to try to cover up for a colleague. He had been accused, in Philadelphia's pages, of mishandling charitable funds and making homosexual advances to the Korean boys he was supposed to be helping....

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