Memory Palace ANDREW NAGORSKI, Andrew Nagorski, Newsweek's Berlin bureau chief, served as Newsweek's Warsaw bureau chief from 1990 to 1994. He is the author of "Reluctant Farewell: An American Reporter's Candid Look Inside the Soviet Union" (A New Republic Book/Henry Holt) and "The Birth of Freedom: Shaping Lives and Societies in the New Eastern Europe" (Simon and Schuster)
On the Brink JAMES G. BLIGHT, James G. Blight is co-author of "Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis and the Soviet Collapse." His new book, "Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reconsidered," will be published in November. He is professor of international relations (research) at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies
Fossils Have Waited Eons for a Museum JUDY d'ALBERT, Judy d'Albert has been teaching for 37 years. She is currently a science specialist for fifth- and sixth-graders at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar
Birth of Nations Michael Clough, Michael Clough is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a research associate at the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley and co-chair of the New American Global Dialogue..
Brennan's Magic: Always Time to Talk Norman Dorsen, Norman Dorsen is a law professor at New York University School of Law. He was national president of the American Civil Liberties Union 1976-1991
Who's Looking Out for Nation's Social Contract? Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips, publisher of American Political Report, is author of "The Politics of Rich and Poor." His newest book is "Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustrations of American Politics" (Little Brown)
Low-Tech Policing Was Cunanan's Accomplice JOSEPH D. McNAMARA, Joseph D. McNamara, a retired police chief of San Jose, Calif., is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His latest book is "Code 211 Blue" (Fawcett, 1997)
Help Wanted JIM NEWTON, Jim Newton covers City Hall for The Times. He covered the Los Angeles Police Department from 1993 to this year. His last article for the magazine was about the federal prosecution of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King