What happened on August 12, 2001
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Dumpster-Diving for Dollars KEITH DAVID HAMM, Keith David Hamm is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
A Generation Unscathed SUSAN STRAIGHT, Susan Straight's last story for the magazine was a profile of 10-year-old Yaminia Ubeso. Straight is the author of five novels, including "Highwire Moon" (Houghton Mifflin), which was published this week
Beyond the Burger JAMIE PURVIANCE, Jamie Purviance's latest book is "Weber's Big Book of Grilling."
Busting The Good Samaritan FRED DICKEY, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about a free speech dispute on the Berkeley campus of the University of California
Breaking Away ARA MIA DI MASSA, Cara Mia Di Massa is an editor at the Los Angeles Times Book Review
The Enduring Magic of Bruno Walter MICHELLE KRISEL, Michelle Krisel is assistant to Placido Domingo in his capacity as artistic director of the Washington Opera. She is also director of the newly-formed Vilar Young Artist Program
The Haunting REGINA MARLER, Regina Marler is the author of "Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom."
Home Alone ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author, most recently, of "A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead."
Dancing With Mr. D EDMUND WHITE, Edmund White is the author of biographies of Jean Genet and Marcel Proust and, most recently, "The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris."
London Calling CRISTINA MONET, Cristina Monet is a critic at large for The Spectator and the (London) Times Literary Supplement
Black Orpheus AMY WILENTZ, Amy Wilentz is the author of "The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" and, most recently, "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."
The Mystic Chords of Memory YXTA MAYA MURRAY, Yxta Maya Murray is the author of "Locas" and "What It Takes to Get to Vegas."
White Goddess JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Raging Quill R. HUNTER GARCIA, R. Hunter Garcia is book review editor of Entertainment Today and has contributed reviews to USA Today, The New York Post, The Hollywood Reporter and Publishers Weekly
The Language of Grief CARMELA CIURARU, Carmela Ciuraru is the editor of "First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired Them."
Dangerous Liaisons JONATHAN V. LAST, Jonathan V. Last is the online editor for the Weekly Standard
Dangerous Liaisons BARRY GLASSNER, Barry Glassner is a professor of sociology at USC and author of "The Culture of Fear."
The Neglected U.S. Depression DAVID FRIEDMAN, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a Markle senior fellow at the New America Foundation
8 Ways to Spend the Rebate GALE HOLLAND, Gale Holland is a Los Angeles journalist
Bush's Stem-Cell Ruling: A Missouri Compromise ERIC COHEN, Eric Cohen, former managing editor of The Public Interest, is a resident fellow at the New America Foundation
How Some Iraqis Would Slam Saddam MICHAEL RUBIN, Michael Rubin, a visiting scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is a fellow of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
The Comeback Kid Meets Cat in the Hat BRUCE KLUGER and DAVID SLAVIN, Bruce Kluger and David Slavin write the "Memo to George" column on salon.com