Ready to Upload the Next Era of Eco-Activism? MICHAEL SCHRAGE, MICHAEL SCHRAGE is a consultant and research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of "No More Teams! Mastering the Dynamics of Creative Collaboration."
A Childhood Tale From the City of Second Chances Kate Braverman, Kate Braverman's last piece for the magazine was another episode in her continuing adventure of relocating to rural western New York state after a lifetime in Los Angeles. She is the author of a trilogy of novels about Los Angeles, numerous short stories, essays and poems. She has won two Best American Short Story awards and the O. Henry
Confessions of a Mars Skeptic J. WILLIAM SCHOPF, J. William Schopf is professor of paleobiology and director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life. He discovered the oldest evidence of life on Earth, microscopic fossils from nearly 3.5 billion years ago
Theodore Sizer Elaine Woo, Elaine Woo covers education for The Times. She spoke with Theodore R. Sizer by phone from his office in Harvard, Mass
Kemp Means California Won't Be Ignored This Time Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate School and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
Is the Price of Deregulation More and More Blackouts? Michael T. Moore, Michael T. Moore, former executive director of Public and Employee Communications at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is a member of the board of director of Water and Power Associates, an education and public-service organization
The Clinton Republicans Martin Walker, Martin Walker, U.S. bureau chief of Britain's The Guardian, is author of "The President We Deserve; Bill Clinton's Rise and Falls and Comebacks," which will be published next month by Crown