The Wizards Of Moz DAVID LOTT, David Lott is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. This is his first piece for the magazine
Through the Gender Labyrinth MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times staff writer Michael A. Hiltzik, winner of a 1999 Pulitzer Prize, is author of the book "Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age" (HarperCollins). He is working on his first novel
How High Must Operation Gatekeeper's Death Count Go? Joseph Nevins, Joseph Nevins is a Rockefeller Foundation postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and the author of "Operation Gatekeeper: The Rise of the 'Illegal Alien' and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary."
Seize the Moment, Ban the Bomb JOHN O. PASTORE and PETER ZHEUTLIN, John O. Pastore is secretary and Peter Zheutlin is associate program director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize
Democracy Under Stress Larry Diamond, Larry Diamond, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution and co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, is author of "Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation.'
Courts Offer the Best Hope for Vote Outcome GERALD F. UELMEN and JAMES M. FISCHER, Gerald F. Uelmen is a professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law, and James M. Fischer is a professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law
Democracy Under Stress Ronnie Dugger, Ronnie Dugger is the author of biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and founder of the Alliance for Democracy, a national populist organization. He has been reporting on the history of elections and the dangers of computerized vote counting since 1987 and is writing a book on the subject
Chief Johnny Reb ERIC FONER, Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author, most recently, of "The Story of American Freedom."
Looking at the Dance LYNN GARAFOLA, Lynn Garafola is the author of "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes" and curator of the exhibition "Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet."
All That Jazz NAT HENTOFF, Nat Hentoff is the author of numerous books on jazz, most recently, "Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music." He writes on jazz for the Wall Street Journal and Jazz Times
The Prince of Darkness RICHARD PIPES, Richard Pipes is the author of "The Russian Revolution" and editor of "The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archive."