What happened on July 13, 1997
Deep Shallow Enigma ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra writes about film for several publications, including Premiere magazine
Juvie ANTHONY M. PLATT, Anthony M. Platt is the author of "The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency" (The University of Chicago Press, 1977). He is also a professor of social work at Cal State Sacramento
Pass the Popcorn KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic
Striptease M.G. LORD, M.G. Lord is the author of "Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll." She is working on an informal cultural history of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Big Deal JON BOORSTIN, Jon Boorstin is the author of the recently published novel "Pay or Play" and "Making Movies Work."
Lost in Translation JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is the author of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel." He has just completed his third novel, "Blue Nude #1."
Bully Boy DAVID ROBINSON, David Robinson was for many years resident critic of the Financial Times and subsequently the Times of London, to which he still contributes regularly. His many books include "Buster Keaton," "Chaplin: The Mirror of Opinion," "Chaplin: His Life and Art" and "Charlie Chaplin: Comic Genius."
Vamp and Camp WAYNE KOESTENBAUM, Wayne Koestenbaum is the author of "Jackie Under My Skin," "Rapsodies of a Repeat Offender: Poems" and "The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality & the Mystery of Desire."
Diva Supreme ERIC LAX, Eric Lax is the author, along with A.M. Sperber, of "Bogart" (William Morrow)
Sadness Without Shame JULIE SALAMON, Julie Salamon is the author of "The Net of Dreams: A Family's Search for a Rightful Place."
Angela Oh Nancy Yoshihara, Nancy Yoshihara is an editorial writer for The Times
After All the Political Reforms, Guess Who's Still Standing 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 University and a political analyst for KCAL-TV
The Jaundiced Eye Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. His memoir, "Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada" (Random House), is out this month
Asian American Studies Must Go Beyond America to Succeed Xiao-huang Yin, Xiao-huang Yin, an associate professor of Occidental College, is a visiting professor at Harvard University
Cadillac Air at Cadillac Prices ALAN CHARLES RAUL, Alan Charles Raul, a Washington lawyer, has represented industry in connection with EPA's clean air rules. He was general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan and Bush administrations
Whitewater West: Show Me the Letters TOM HAYDEN, State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) ran for mayor this year
Will Power Joan Didion, Joan Didion is a novelist and essayist. Her most recent book is "The Last Thing He Wanted" (Knopf)
Refusing to be a 'Token Artist' RUTH ROSEN, Ruth Rosen, a professor of history at UC Davis, writes on politics and culture
As the 'Coup' Turns: The Army's Real Target Thomas Goltz, Thomas Goltz, who covers the region of conflict from the Adriatic to Caspian seas, is the author of a book on Azerbaijan, to be published by M.E. Sharpe
Carrillo: Chronicle of a Death Not Told Francisco Goldman, Francisco Goldman is a novelist whose most recent book is "The Ordinary Seaman" (Grove-Atlantic)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Flying Fete MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disclosure Key to Fixing System ALAN B. UNGAR, Alan B. Ungar is a certified financial planner in Calabasas. He is co-chair of the Federal Issues Committee for Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. and Valley chair for the Concord Coalition
Cutbacks Shortsighted, Dangerous MICHAEL D. BRADBURY, Michael D. Bradbury is Ventura County district attorney
Cousteau Talents Were Wide-Ranging DOUGLAS MUIR, Douglas Muir is a suspense novelist who teaches part time at Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College
'Zero Tolerance' for Adults' Hypocrisy MIKE MALES, Mike Males, author of "The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents" (Common Courage Press, 1996), is a social ecology doctoral student at UC Irvine
CSUN Task Force Is Proof That Partnership Can Work ROSS HOPKINS, Ross Hopkins is a co-chair of the North Campus Task Force and chair of the MarketCenter Task Force of the United Chambers of Commerce. He is a resident of Canoga Park
Newhall Ranch: a Local Problem JIM CHURCHILL, Jim Churchill is a citrus and avocado grower in Ojai. Ron Bottorff of Friends of the Santa Clara River contributed to this article
Welcome to Mickey's Family Camp MIKE CLARY, Mike Clary is a Los Angeles Times correspondent based in Miami
The Freshman GREGG ZOROYA, Gregg Zoroya is a writer based in Arlington, Va. His last article for the magazine was a profile of NAACP president Kweisi Mfume
A Table For All Ages Beverly Donofrio, Beverly Donofrio is the author of "Riding in Cars With Boys" (Penguin), which is being made into a feature film by Columbia Pictures
Dream On LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER