MAD AS HELL : The Audiences Got Smaller (Minded) Mad as Hell is an occasional feature in which readers may express their views on issues related to the arts and entertainment. Let the phrase uttered by Howard Beale (as portrayed by Peter Finch, left, in the movie "Network") be your guide: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Seven Recession Victims Learning to Make Sacrifices to Survive Since March, The Times has followed a group of Southern Californians whose careers have been derailed by the shock waves hurtling through the state's economy. This final visit finds most of them coping with change--and surprisingly optimistic about the trajectory of the region's future. This story was reported by Times staff writers James Granelli, Amy Harmon, David W. Myers and Donna K.H. Walters and was written by Walters.
PERSPECTIVE ON JAPAN : A Recollection of Kaku-san CHALMERS JOHNSON, Chalmers Johnson is professor of Pacific international relations at UC San Diego. A collection of his essays will be published next year in Japanese by Bokutaku Sha and in English by Nor t on