What happened on January 02, 2000
Heaven's Gate MARTIN MALIA, Martin Malia is the author of "The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991" and "Russia Under Western Eyes: From the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum." He is professor emeritus of history at UC Berkeley
The Multiculti West JOHN MACK FARAGHER, John Mack Faragher is coauthor with Robert V. Hine of "The American West: A New Interpretive History." A professor of history at Yale University, he is currently a research fellow at the Huntington Library
The Reading Life: The Pleasures of Proust ANDRE ACIMAN, Andre Aciman is the author of "Out of Egypt: A Memoir" and "False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory." He teaches at Bard College
Box Office DAVID S. KATZ, David S. Katz is the author (with Richard H. Popkin) of "Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium." He is a professor of history at Tel-Aviv University in Israel
Hillerman's Best Yet ANTHONY DAY, Anthony Day is a contributing writer to Book Review
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Invest in Bridging the Digital Divide By Brian Conley, Brian Conley is president of the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees
Dooming Students to Failure VIRGINIA RILEY, Editor's note: The writer is an 83-year-old grandmother who is serving her second year as a volunteer elementary school classroom aide. At the invitation of the Reading Page, she has written a layperson's view of the struggles students face today as they learn to read in the public schools. Other viewpoints are welcome
When The Reading Light Went On AISHA TYLER, Comic Aisha Tyler, 29, is a regular at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood and has a yet-to-be-named sitcom in development with ABC for next fall
Future Shock Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition."
Future Shock Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Kevin Baker Steve Proffitt, Steve Proffitt, a contributing editor to Opinion, has been a producer at National Public Radio
Future Shock Martin E. Marty, Martin E. Marty is the Fairfax M. Cone distinguished service professor emeritus at the University of Chicago
One Tip: Avoid Overnight Antiques Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and Vanity Fair
With Yeltsin Gone, Putin Seems Destined to Be Next President Michael McFaul, Michael McFaul is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an assistant professor of political science and Hoover fellow at Stanford University
Future Shock Richard Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, an editor at Pacific News Service, is the author of "Days of Obligation."
What to Wear to a Millennium Ilene Beckerman, Ilene Beckerman is the author of "Love, Loss and What I Wore."