What happened on July 29, 2001
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Weaving a Web of Natural Grace SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a regular contributor to Calendar
Adventures in American Music JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a regular contributor to Calendar
Drawn to the City's Dark Side NATALIE NICHOLS, Natalie Nichols is a regular contributor to Calendar
Home Across the Range JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In a Big Rush RICHARD NATALE, Richard Natale is a regular contributor to Calendar. Gregg Kilday also contributed to this story
To Live and Create in L.A. DAVID PAGEL, David Pagel is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When a Show Haunts You DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
At the Heart of a Modern Tragedy BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg, author of "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work," is a regular contributor to Calendar
Verbal Vixens SABINE REICHEL, Sabine Reichel is the author of "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?: Growing Up German." She is finishing "The Bad Girl Bible: How to Be Good at Being Bad."
The Play's the Thing SYLVIE DRAKE, Sylvie Drake is a former theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. She is currently an artistic associate of the Denver Center Theatre Company and director of media relations and publications for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
American Psycho D.J. CARLILE, D.J. Carlile is a music critic, playwright, poet and the translator of "Rimbaud: The Works" (Xlibris.com)
Unspeakable Truths GEORGETTE FLEISCHER, Georgette Fleischer is completing a manuscript on "Genre Departures: Women Writers and the Crisis of Representing National Socialism and World War II."
Roll Over, Beethoven JOHN RYLE, John Ryle is the anthropology and ecology editor of the (London) Times Literary Supplement
Mayberry, Shmayberry DAVE GARDETTA, Dave Gardetta last wrote for the magazine about four longtime plant collectors
Serenity Has Its Ups and Downs Anonymous, Anonymous is a freelance writer and mother of four whose husband has been sober for 12 years
Juicy Details LOU MATHEWS, Lou Mathews last wrote about chiles rellenos for the magazine
The Big-Game Hunter's Big Gamble Kathleen Sharp, Kathleen Sharp is a Santa Barbara-based writer whose next book is a history of Universal and its chairman emeritus, Lew Wasserman
True Believer Nina L. Diamond, Nina L. Diamond is a Miami-based journalist and the author of "Voices of Truth: Conversations With Scientists, Thinkers and Healers."
Deal Makes Fox Strongest TV Group David Streitfeld and Liz Pulliam Weston and James F. Peltz and Terril Yue Jones and Karen Kaplan and Eric Lichtblau and Peter G. Gosselin and Sallie Hofmeister and Jube Shiver Jr.
After the Celebrities Leave LAURA RANDALL, Laura Randall, a former city reporter for the San Juan Star, is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles
The Distant Call of Peace JO-ANN MORT, Jo-Ann Mort, national secretary of Americans for Peace Now, writes frequently about Israeli politics
Two of Cheney's Energy 'Fat Cats' 'Fess Up GLENN HAMER and MICHAEL PARANZINO, Glenn Hamer and Michael Paranzino are lobbyists whose clients include the Solar Energy Industries Assn
Macedonia's Last Chance to Survive CHARLES A. KUPCHAN and DENKO MALESKI, Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University, served on the National Security Council during the first Clinton term. Denko Maleski, a professor of international politics at the University of Skopje, served as Macedonia's U.N. ambassador from 1993-97
The U.S. Has Abdicated Its Position as World Leader BURTON RICHTER, Burton Richter is the Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Sciences at Stanford University and co-winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics
A Nation's Fate in a Housewife's Hands ROBERT A. MANNING, Robert A. Manning is a senior fellow and director of Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
LAUSD: Belmont Redux? DAVID TOKOFSKY, David Tokofsky is a member of the Los Angeles Board of Education
If U.S. Dumps Test Ban Treaty, China Will Rejoice HUGH GUSTERSON, Hugh Gusterson is an associate professor in MIT's Program on Science, Technology and Society and author of the forthcoming book "Simulating Armageddon."