Our Babe in Beijing
Playing an American temptress on Chinese television gave Rachel DeWoskin a matchless insight into East-West misunderstandings. Her millions of fans taught her a lot about herself, too.
by Eric McHenry
Scents and Sensibility
Richard Axel’s work, which earned him and Linda Buck a Nobel Prize, gets to the root of how the nose knows what it’s smelling.
by Tim Stoddard
The Buck Stops Where?
Is the dollar’s multiyear slide something we should worry about?
by George Mannes
Anthony Lappé’s reporting may hew to the left, but he makes sure to get it right.
by Beth Kwon
Dinkins on Chisholm
SIPA professor and former New York mayor David N. Dinkins reflects on the late Shirley Chisholm and other standard-bearers.
Reading Between the Acts
The avant-garde director Peter Brook came to Columbia by way of Mali.
by Jason Zinoman
by Wm. Theodore de Bary
The J-School’s Other Founder
Although his vision was never realized, longtime dean Carl W. Ackerman largely shaped the Journalism School as we know it.
by James Boylan