The Genius of Incompletion THOMAS McGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."
Queen Mary CARI BEAUCHAMP, Cari Beauchamp is the author of "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood" (Scribner / UC Press) and is currently working on a documentary based on her book for Turner Classic Movies
Family Man DIANE LESLIE, Diane Leslie is the author of "Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime."
Turmoil of Peace Awaits Middle East Robin Wright, Robin Wright, who covers global issues for The Times, is a former Middle East correspondent and the author of "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran," due out in January
Real Trumps Virtual Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Pepperdine Institute of Public Policy and a research fellow at the Reason Foundation. His new book, "Repealing Geography: New Rules for Place in the Digital Age," will be published in September