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
Let It Be CAROL BRIGHTMAN, Carol Brightman is the author of "Sweet Chaos: The Grateful Dead's American Adventure" and "Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World."
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