What happened on August 26, 2001
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The True 'Great Generation' MIKE MALES, Mike Males teaches sociology at UC Santa Cruz
Cut Community Activists Some Ethical Slack XANDRA KAYDEN, Xandra Kayden is a senior fellow at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research
Voters Get Their Way on Three-Strikes Law ALEX RICCIARDULLI, Alex Ricciardulli, a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Daily Journal and California Lawyer magazine, is the Los Angeles County deputy public defende
Hong Kong By the Bay ANDREW LAM, Andrew Lam, an associate editor with Pacific News Service, will be a John S. Knight fellow next month at Stanford University
For Milosevic, to Win Is to Lose M. GREGG BLOCHE, M. Gregg Bloche, a professor of law at Georgetown University and a psychiatrist, has served as a consultant to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Beware of the Anti-U.S. Rants in the Mideast DAVID SCHENKER, David Schenker is a research fellow in Arab politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
We're Wedded to Cohabitating TERESA STRASSER, Teresa Strasser writes a column on singles for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
The Little Country That Wants to DAVID DEVOSS, David DeVoss is a former Time magazine bureau chief for Southeast Asia who helps coordinate a print-media development program for Internews in East Timor
Family Planning's Health Endangered SARA SEIMS, Sara Seims is president of the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that does sexual and reproductive research, policy analysis and public education
Ideology Trumped All JAMES C. COBB, James C. Cobb, professor of history at the University of Georgia, is the author of "Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity in the Modern South."
Rock Jane Hirshfield
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice VAL McDERMID, Val McDermid is the author of, most recently, "A Place of Execution," which won the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category
Post-Colonial Mumbo-Jumbo DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the West."
Against Interpretation EDMUND WHITE, Edmund White has written many novels, a long biography of Jean Genet and a short one of Proust. He teaches at Princeton University
This Boy's Life NOEL PERRIN, Noel Perrin, a professor at Dartmouth, is the author of a dozen books, including "A Reader's Delight" and "Life With an Electric Car."
Get Shorty SAUL LANDAU, Saul Landau directs Digital Media Programs and International Outreach at Cal Poly Pomona's College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. His latest film is "Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos."
'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)' CRISPIN SARTWELL, Crispin Sartwell is the author of "End of Story: Toward an Annihilation of Language and History."
How California Failed Kevin Evans JOE DOMANICK, Joe Domanick is the author of "To Protect and to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams." His next book, "The Victims," is about the evolution of California's three strikes law, and will be published by University of California Press next summer
Descent Into Mayhem E. D. MAYTUM, E.D. Maytum last wrote for the magazine about the exodus of film jobs to Canada
Being Bill Buckley SCOTT KRAFT, Scott Kraft is the National Editor of The Times
Boba Boom LISA PALAC, Lisa Palac last wrote for the magazine about fashion stylists
Look, Up in the Sky ... Digital Troops MICHAEL GOLDMAN, Michael Goldman is senior editor for Millimeter magazine and an occasional contributor to Calendar
Independence Unites These Diverse Artists ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
When It All Works ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic, can be reached at email@example.com and
Just an Extra Along for the Eccentric Ride HANK ROSENFELD, Hank Rosenfeld, who got his SAG card in Minneapolis with a part in "Purple Rain" in 1984, is an occasional contributor to Calendar
Feeling Pretty Flush BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg, author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical," is a regular contributor to Calendar
Look Ma, No Computers SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a regular contributor to Sunday Calendar
A Master's Long Shadow LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a San Diego art writer and critic
But What About the Movie? KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan is The Times' film critic
The Low and Mighty LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Munoz is a Times staff writer