In This Issue
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Were the works of Shakespeare really written by the Earl of Oxford?
In defense of Shakespeare as the author of the Shakespeare works
How the computer listens for Shakespeare's "voiceprint"
Two partisans explain and debate the authorship question
A rebuttal to Tom Bethell's "The Case for Oxford"
A rebuttal to Irvin Matus's "The Case for Shakespeare"
"Who is likely to take up smoking at a time when its risks have been publicized as never before?"
Don’t hold winter squash’s size and decorative qualities against it
Here are a few of the words being tracked by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary, published by Houghton Mifflin. A new word that exhibits sustained use may eventually make its way into the dictionary. The information below represents the first stage of research, not the final product.
Too much political “news" these days is not fit to print
An enormous canal, perhaps the largest public-works project in history, is scheduled to link the Rhine and Danube rivers, and thirteen European nations, next year
What the Bush Administration should learn from the instructive failure of the “Uruguay round" of trade talks
A critic argues that the U.S. Forest Service, protected from congressional scrutiny by pork-barrel politics and imaginative bookkeeping, is devastating America’s national forests through needless and unprofitable timber sales. A feasible and inexpensive policy alternative is available