Making It SVETLANA ALPERS, Svetlana Alpers is the author of "The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century" and "Rembrandt's Enterprise: The Studio and the Market." She is a visiting research professor in the department of fine arts at New York University
Apocalypse Now ANTHONY DAY, Anthony Day is a contributing writer to Book Review
Baedeker for the Bowels ADAM BRESNICK, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement
Cracking It BERNARD KNOX, Bernard Knox is the author of "The Oldest Dead White European Males: And Other Reflections on the Classics." He carried a silk when he jumped into Brittany as the American member of Jedburgh team Giles on the night of July 8, 1944
The World Isn't Coming to an End SUSAN HOUGH and LUCILE JONES, Susan Hough and Lucile Jones are seismologists at the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena
A Small but Powerful Engine of School Reform Bruno Manno and Gregg Vanourek and Chester Finn Jr., Bruno Manno, former U.S. assistant secretary of education for policy and planning, is senior program associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Gregg Vanourek served as vice president for programs at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. Chester Finn Jr., former U.S. assistant secretary of education for educational research and improvement, is president of the Fordham Foundation. All three are co-authors of "Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education."
Punishment Short of a Breakup Charles R. Morris, Charles R. Morris, an executive with an Internet start-up, is author of "Money, Greed, and Risk: Why Financial Crises and Crashes Happen" and co-author of "Computer Wars: How the West Can Win in a Post-IBM World."
Give Numbers, Name Names on Tax Cuts BRUCE R. BARTLETT, Bruce R. Bartlett is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He was deputy assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy in the Bush administration
Michael Naumann Nathan Gardels, Nathan Gardels is the editor of NPQ and the Global Viewpoint service of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. His most recent book is "The Changing Global Order: World Leaders Reflect."