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What happened on January 17, 1999









  • C + RUSSELL JACOBY, Russell Jacoby is the author of "Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America" (Doubleday/Anchor). He co-edited "The Bell Curve Debate" (Times Books) and teaches at UCLA

  • A Regular Guy LARRY BEINHART, Larry Beinhart is the author of, most recently, "How To Write A Mystery" and "American Hero."

  • First Love NESSA RAPOPORT, Nessa Rapoport is the author of a novel, "Preparing for Sabbath," and of "A Woman's Book of Grieving," among other works

  • L.A. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is the Joan Palevsky professor of modern European history at UCLA. His column "L.A. Confidential" will be a monthly feature devoted to mysteries and thrillers

  • Reading L.a.

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation JOAN DIDION, Joan Didion is the author of numerous works, including "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," "Play It As It Lays" and "The White Album."

  • Bibliomania VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM, Valentine Cunningham is professor of English language and literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and the author of "In the Reading Gaol: Texts, Postmodernity, and History."

  • Le Feu-Follet, By John Doucet

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation CALVIN TRILLIN, Calvin Trillin is the author of many books, including, most recently, "Family Man."

  • Discoveries SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation JOHN GREGORY DUNNE, John Gregory Dunne is the author of several books including "Playland: A Novel" and memoirs including "Monster: Living Off the Big Screen."

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation JOHN BANVILLE, John Banville is the author of "Mefisto" and "The Untouchable." He is the literary editor of the Irish Times

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation NAN A. TALESE, Nan A. Talese, publisher and editorial director of Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, published two novels by Brian Moore, "Lies of Silence" and "No Other Life."

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation THOMAS FLANAGAN, Thomas Flanagan is the author of several novels, including "The Tenants of Time" and "The Year of the French."

  • Remembering Malibu, for Brian Moore

  • Kith and Kin MARY ROURKE, Mary Rourke is a Times staff writer

  • Brian Moore: An Appreciation FINTAN O'TOOLE, Fintan O'Toole is the author of "A Traitor's Kiss," a biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He is a critic for the New York Daily News and a columnist for the Irish Times



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