A Hit Man's Guilt FRED DICKEY, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about the criminal investivation of a San Diego wildlife activist
The Tigers' Tale SAM QUINONES, Sam Quinones is the author of "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lunch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx" (University of New Mexico Press). His last story for the magazine was on politics in South Gate
Proud Flesh GREIL MARCUS, Greil Marcus is the author of numerous books, including "The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes."
'The True Revolutionary Is Guided by Strong Feelings of Love' JOHN GERASSI, John Gerassi, a former editor of Time and Newsweek magazine and a correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "The Great Fear in Latin America" and editor of "Venceremos: Speeches and Selected Writings of Che Guevara."
Destiny's Child GINA B. NAHAI, Gina B. Nahai is the author of several novels, including "Sunday's Silence." Alameddine re-creates a place where educated people live under the shadow of ancient curses.
From Bad to Worse JOHN BALZAR, John Balzar is a columnist for The Times and the author of "Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race."
Living Life By Embracing Death FRED BRANFMAN, Fred Branfman directs the Tides Center's Gifts of Death Awareness project at www.ForGenerationsToCome.com and is a writer and consultant for psychologist Robert Firestone in Santa Barbara.
Don't Make the Police an Arm of the INS RANDY JURADO ERTLL and MARVIN ANDRADE, Randy Jurado Ertll is executive director of the Salvadoran American National Network. Marvin Andrade is the civic education and participation director at the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles.