What happened on July 26, 1998
Get Over It. (She Has) Robert Hofler, Robert Hofler is an editor for Variety in Los Angeles
Glory! Fame! Heartbreak! Malina Sarah Saval, Malina Sarah Saval lives in Santa Monica
Large and In Charge Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten writes about pop music for Calendar
Once More, but Different Lynell George, Lynell George is a Times staff writer?
Talk About a Global Epic Greg Sandow, Greg Sandow is a music critic and reporter for the Wall Street Journal and other publications
Rethinking a Renaissance Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
Welcome to Big Play Country Patrick Pacheco, Patrick Pacheco is a regular contributor to Calendar from New York
A Photographic Style in Development Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a frequent contributor to Calendar
A Magic Moment, Re-Imagined Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Jennifer Napier-Pearce is a Times staff writer
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Madeline Janis-Aparicio BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is op-ed page editor for The Times Valley and Ventura County editions
Seeing With Our Hearts, Not Our Eyes ISAAC CARRILLO, Isaac Carrillo, 18, graduated in June and lives in Oxnard with his family. He plans to enter the Marine Corps
Arts Must Be Part of the Picture in Schools SUSAN FELLER, Susan Feller, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is president of the Ventura County Arts Council. To learn more about the Council on Arts and Cultural Education, call (805) 498-7214
Baugh Prosecution Was a Persecution DANA ROHRABACHER, Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) represents the 45th Congressional District
Transit Zone Offers Hope for a Better Bus System RICHARD H. CLOSE and STEVE MEISTER, Richard H. Close is an attorney and president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. Steve Meister, an attorney, chairs the association's transportation committee and co-chaired the San Fernando Valley Transportation Zone Citizens Advisory Committee for the city of Los Angeles
Like Bread, Poetry Is Always in Demand ALICIA MORRIS, Alicia Morris, a Ventura resident, is the area coordinator of California Poets in the Schools, Ventura County chapter. California Poets in the Schools is the nation's largest writers-in-schools residency program and has been active in the Ventura County area for five years
Needed in Our Schools: Facilities-Crisis Reduction MIKE VAIL, Mike Vail is president of the Cal-Fed Infrastructure Coalition and senior director of Facilities Planning & Governmental Relations for the Santa Ana Unified School District
The Grifters JEFF TURRENTINE, Jeff Turrentine is an associate editor at Architectural Digest
Red Hot SEAN WILSEY, Sean Wilsey works in the fiction department at the New Yorker. He has just completed his first novel
How It Was SUSAN CHEEVER, Susan Cheever is the author of "A Woman's Life," "Treetops" and "Home Before Dark." Her next memoir, "Note Found in a Bottle," will be published next year
Unsung Heroes WALTER LAQUEUR, Walter Laqueur is the author of numerous studies, including "Weimar: A Cultural History" (Putnam), "Fascism: Past, Present, Future" (Oxford University Press) and "Fin De Siecle and Other Essays on America and Europe" (Transaction)
Enigma of Evil MICHAEL ANDRE BERNSTEIN, Michael Andre Bernstein is the author, most recently, of "Bitter Carnival: Ressentiment and the Abject Hero" and "Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History." He is completing a novel entitled "Progressive Lenses." He teaches English and comparative literature at UC Berkeley
Fatal Attraction MARIANNE HEUWAGEN, Marianne Heuwagen is Berlin correspondent of the Suddeutsche Zeitung. Her review was translated from the German by Zaia Alexander
His Secret Life JOHN LUKACS, John Lukacs is the author, most recently, of "The Hitler of History" and "A Thread of Years."
For Want of a Hero Sean Wilentz, Sean Wilentz is a professor of American history at Princeton University
The Enduring Paranoia Within the Image Louis Menand, Louis Menand is a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and contributing editor to the New York Review of Books
Unwitting Engine of U.S. Growth David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is an international consultant and fellow in the MIT Japan Program
John Lewis Robert Scheer, Robert Scheer, a contributing editor to The Times, is a columnist for the Op-Ed page
The Con of a 'New' Social Security Program Robert L. Borosage, Robert L. Borosage is a founder of the Campaign for America's Future
The Real Heroes of Desegregation Sherie Mershon and Steven Schlossman, Sherie Mershon and Steven Schlossman, professors at Carnegie Mellon University, are co-authors of "Foxholes and Color Lines: Desegregating the U.S. Armed Forces."
For Africa, Democracy Should Be the Only Choice George B.N. Ayittey, George B.N. Ayittey, an associate professor of economics at American University and president of the Free Africa Foundation, is the author of "Africa Betrayed" and "Africa in Chaos."