What happened on October 11, 1998
Bali Low SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Commiepinkojew RICHARD EDER, Richard Eder is The Times' book critic
Customs BRYCE MILLIGAN, Bryce Milligan is the primary editor of "Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry" and "Floricanto Si!: A Collection of Latina Poetry."
Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
My Life As an American PHILIP ROTH, Philip Roth is the author of numerous books, including "American Pastoral," which received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. "I Married a Communist" is his 23rd book
Take Two MERLE RUBIN, Merle Rubin is a writer and critic who writes frequently for Book Review, the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor
Fighting Words FRED ANDERSON, Fred Anderson teaches early American history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is the author of "A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War."
Old Left, New Left, Nothing Left J. HOBERMAN, J. Hoberman is senior film critic at the Village Voice and author of "Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds" and "The Red Atlantis: Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism" (forthcoming from Temple University Press)
Years of Hope, Days of Rage STEVE WASSERMAN, Steve Wasserman is Book Editor of The Times
The Curious Case of David Horowitz STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, Stephen Schwartz is the author of "From West to East: California and the Making of the American Mind."
The $325 Salvation Marvin J. Wolf, Journalist and author Marvin J. Wolf is immediate past president of Independent Writers of Southern California. His most recent book is "Where White Men Fear to Tread" (St. Martin's Press), which he co-authored with Russell Means
Meet Mr. Motivation ALAN RIFKIN and Alan Rifkin's last article for the magazine was on the community of Belmont Shore.
Spreading the Chocolate Gospel MICHELLE HUNEVEN, Michelle Huneven last wrote about grilled lamb for the magazine
The Last Roundup ANDREW RICE, Andrew Rice is a Santa Monica-based freelance writer and the author of Outside magazine's "Adventure Guide to Southern California and Baja," to be published this spring
Who Lost Russia? Why Not Try Saving It? Sarah Carey and Charles William Maynes, Sarah Carey, a lawyer, is chair of the Eurasia Foundation. Charles William Maynes is its president
The Pope's Pessimism Borne Out Tad Szulc, Tad Szulc is the author of "Pope John Paul II: The Biography."
Ironies of an Impeachment Jack N. Rakove, Jack N. Rakove, a professor of American history at Stanford University, won a Pulitzer prize in history for his book, "Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution."
Capital Without a Conscience David Friedman, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is an international consultant and fellow in the MIT Japan Program
Will Low Turnout Favor 'No'? Steve Scott, Steve Scott is political editor for California Journal, a nonpartisan magazine covering California government and politics
Have We Sold Out Feminists, or Forgotten How to Call a Jerk a Jerk? ADELE M. STAN, Adele M. Stan is a contributing editor to Ms. magazine and editor of "Debating Sexual Correctness: Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Date Rape, and the Politics of Sexual Equality" (Dell, 1995)
Ken Starr: A True Child of the '60s Michael E. Parrish, Michael E. Parrish, a professor of American history at UC San Diego, is the author of "Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression." He is completing a biography of civil-rights lawyer Joseph L. Rauh Jr
It Can't Be a Quick Fix for Kosovo ROBERT DOLE and JEANE KIRKPATRICK, Robert Dole, the former Senate majority leader and 1996 presidential candidate, is now an attorney in Washington. Jeane Kirkpatrick was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Reagan administration
Duane Alexander Kay Mills, Kay Mills is author of "Something Better for My Children: The History and People of Head Start."
Not Everyone in L.A. Would Kill the Subway FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is assistant to the editor of The Times and a regular columnist
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