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Fall 2006

FEATURES

COVER STORY
The Citizen Artist
Playwright and former Czech Republic president Václav Havel is coming to Columbia as artist-in-residence this fall. Havel's translator, Paul Wilson, offers his own interpretation of the man. With photos by Tomki Nemec, Havel’s personal photographer.

Pointe Taken
Alicia Graf was turning heads in the ballet world until an injury nearly ended her career. Now she’s back on stage and getting a leg up.
by Beth Kwon

Shoot the Piano Player
A lion of the New York jazz world, keyboard virtuoso Dick Hyman has composed music for more than a dozen films. So what if the camera turned on him?
by Paul Hond

Walk the Line
A citizens’ group helps the High Line, the abandoned freight track on Manhattan’s West Side, rise again as the city's most unusual park.
by Marcus Tonti

When the Net Becomes a Wall
As governments and business interests gain more influence over the Internet, the questions about who controls the World Wide Web becomes stickier.
by David J. Craig

Minding the Brain
Neurobiologist Eric Kandel takes a trip deep down mermory lane.
by Samir S. Patel

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS
Letters to the editor

COLLEGE WALK
A Hanging at the Met
Brooklyn Beat His Long March

NEWS
And in this corner — bio, physics, chemistry, engineeringLenfest kick-starts campaign kickoff Japan scholar Anderer new vice provost for international relations Cemetery archive in final resting place Investigative journalist leads new J-school center Bergdoll named MoMA’s curator for architecture and designScofflaw skippers tricked East India Co. to chart first global trade routes Cafe Science pops corks and questionsA student in fullLegal execution


SCIENCE, MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY
Washing the WaterStar PowerTow gift creates new post in motor neuron disorders


REVIEWS
Deutschland After All
Beauty and Artiste Shadowing Shakespeare Copland’s Party Music

MY COLUMBIA

FINALS
Remembering September 11: A Campus View

Cover photography by Tomki Nemec