At Home in America KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Karen E. Klein is a Monrovia freelance writer
The Battle of Chavez Ravine Thomas S. Hines, Thomas S. Hines, a professor of history and architecture at UCLA, is the author of "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" (UC Press). His most recent book is "William Faulkner and the Tangible Past: The Architecture of Yoknapatawpha."
Kenneth Jackson Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, is vice president and director of the Hajjar and Partners New Media Lab. He spoke with Kenneth T. Jackson from the historian's home in Chappaqua, N.Y
Remnants of Lost Japan BARBARA E. THORNBURY, Thornbury is a Princeton, N.J.-based freelance writer and associate professor of Japanese at Temple University in Philadelphia. She's the author of the just-published book "The Folk Performing Arts: Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan" (SUNY Press)