What happened on June 17, 2001
The Fall And Rise Of A Guitar Hero MARTIN J. SMITH, Martin J. Smith is a senior editor of the magazine and the author of the "Memory Series" crime novels, including "Straw Men" (Jove)
One Man's Justice ROBERT DELLINGER, Robert Dellinger's last piece for the magazine was a profile of author Edward Bunker
The Pivot Point DIANE PUCIN, Diane Pucin is a staff writer for The Times' Sports section
The Chill Factor ANNA THOMAS, Anna Thomas' latest cookbook is "The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus for Family and Friends."
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News That Stays News PETE HAMILL, Pete Hamill is the author of 15 books, including "Diego Rivera," "News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century," "A Drinking Life: A Memoir" and "Snow in August: A Novel." He writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News
The Mask and the Mirror YXTA MAYA MURRAY, Yxta Maya Murray is the author of "What It Takes to Get to Vegas" and "Locas."
Upwardly Immobile TONY PEYSER, Tony Peyser is the music columnist and cartoonist for the Santa Monica Mirror
Optical Illusion THOMAS LYNCH, Thomas Lynch is a poet, essayist and the author of, most recently, "Still Life in Milford" and "Bodies in Motion and at Rest."
What News on the Rialto? NADINE GORDIMER, Nadine Gordimer is the author of many novels, including "The Pickup," to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the fall. In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
The Fall of the House of Chandler KIT RACHLIS, Kit Rachlis, a former senior projects editor at The Times, is editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine
The Human Stain MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review
Top 10 Stories / April 30-may 4 Lisa Girion and Jube Shiver Jr. and Chris Kraul and Peter Pae and Sallie Hofmeister and Edmund Sanders and Meg James and Jon Healey
Begin Anew With Open Arms ROGER M. MAHONY, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is archbishop of Los Angeles
Make Playa Vista a Park J. WILLIAM GIBSON, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America."
Rocky: the Great Latino Hope FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times
Desperately Seeking Political Protection SHERRY BEBITCH JEFFE, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior scholar in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC. She is also a political analyst for KCAL-TV
The Sleeping Political Giant ANN CRITTENDEN, Ann Crittenden, a former reporter for the New York Times, is the author of "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued."
This Old Marriage Needs New Meaning WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition."
A Letter to an American Jewish Friend URI DROMI, Uri Dromi is the director of publications at the Israeli Democracy Institute, Jerusalem
Israel's Dangerous Approach to Arafat KHALIL SHIKAKI, Khalil Shikaki is an associate professor of political science and the director of The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in the West Bank city of Ramallah
Science and the Art of Storytelling RUSS RYMER, Russ Rymer is a former editor with the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences. His third book, in progress, is a history of musical tuning
Research Should Be Released More Quickly SCOTT GOTTLIEB, Scott Gottlieb, a physician, is a medical writer for the British Medical Journal