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The Bard's Fingerprints
Donald Foster caused a stir when he identified Joe Klein as the true author of Primary Colors. But the Vassar professor's most controversial claim is that a rather dreary funeral elegy for a seventeenth-century nobody was written by William Shakespeare. Will his computer tests win the critics over?
BY CALEB CRAIN
Architecture's avant-garde has long dreamed of remaking the world. And now, with the aid of French theory and American software, young architects at Columbia and UCLA are trying to make good on those promises. But whether their virtual buildings will ever see the light of day is far from certain.
BY ALEXANDER STILLE
Pictures of Us
Anthropologists used to make ethnographic films about their subjects. But these days, native peoples are increasingly shooting films about themselves. Some anthropologists believe native videomaking can help preserve traditional cultures. Others fear it will only destroy them.
BY JOHN PALATTELLA
God Only Knows
Since the Middle Ages, believers have combed the Bible for proof of its divine origins. After a group of Israeli mathematicians found history's secrets coded in the scriptures, an American reporter wrote The Bible Code and put their method on the bestseller list. But is their faith-inspired math flawed?
BY HAL COHEN
1998 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP WINNERS
Jim Holt on logic's loyal opposition.