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Fall 2006


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


Letters to the editor

A Hanging at the Met
Brooklyn Beat His Long March

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

Washing the WaterStar PowerTow gift creates new post in motor neuron disorders

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


Remembering September 11: A Campus View

Cover photography by Tomki Nemec