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FEATURESSummer 2007


Cover Story
Working Skiffs
Through the ancient art of boatbuilding, the teenagers in Joe Youcha's workshop are finding a viable alternative to the streets.
by Paul Hond


Moving Picture
Alice Neel was one of the 20th century's most provocative portraitists. "Now she's the subject of an emotionally charged film by Andrew Neel, her grandson."
by Margaret Moorman


Politics and Prose
The plot turns of Orhan Pamuk's life over the past two years are enough to fill a novel. Lila Azam Zanganeh interviews the Nobel Prize-winning author.


Rash Judgment
Scientists can't agree whether Lyme disease is an overhyped "wastebasket diagnosis" or the cause of myriad neurological problems. Columbia researchers led by Brian Fallon are finding answers.
by David J. Craig and Amy Sara Clarke


The Fixer
Franklin Foer grew up reading the New Republic. Now he's been asked to save it.
by Tim Warren


French Preoccupation
As a child in Virginia, Robert Paxton valued the idea of France as a cultural and intellectual touchstone. Years later, he took a journey that resulted in a myth-piercing body of work about the Vichy regime.
by Robert O. Paxton




Letters to the editor

College Walk
Checkered Past
At Wellfleet
Executor Privilege

Is This Thing On?

School of the Arts gets Becker
Green acres
Stock shock


Augment and Lift
Les Honorés
Lion Fever

Shining cities
Psychological warfare
Bad buzz


Science, Medicine, Technology
Water wars
A fall of moodust
Are you sure it doesn't hurt?

A perfect run

Beerly Legal
Children of the Marshlands
The Odd Couple

My Columbia

College Drive