What happened on May 06, 2001
Death Without a Ripple LISA LEFF, Lisa Leff last wrote for the magazine about the work spaces at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank
Eyeing The Competition HILLARY JOHNSON, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine about lip gloss
An Uncivil Discourse FRED DICKEY, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about a Beverly Hills shooting
The Enforcer Files MICHAEL PARRISH, Michael Parrish is author of "For the People: Inside the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office 1850-2000" (Angel City Press)
The Inheritance CAROLYNN CARRENO, Carolynn Carreno last wrote for the magazine about baking cookies
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Strictly Luhrmann MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Michael Phillips is The Times' theater critic
Remaking, Not Aping, an Original RICHARD NATALE, Richard Natale is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Pop Music ERNESTO LECHNER, Ernesto Lechner is a regular contributor to Calendar
They're Armed and Ready LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Munoz is a Times staff writer
'Woods' Thins Out by One DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times theater writer
Generation C CHRISTOPHER NOXON, Christopher Noxon is a regular contributor to Calendar
The Outre Limits GREGG KILDAY, Gregg Kilday is a regular contributor to Calendar
Kracker, Tattooed for Success LINA LECARO, Lina Lecaro is a regular contributor to Calendar
An Epic Turn ELLEN BASKIN, Ellen Baskin is a regular contributor to Calendar
Like Talking to a Wall MICHAEL MALLORY, Michael Mallory is a regular contributor to Calendar
No Couch Potatoes Need Apply SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Regarding Stanley RACHEL ABRAMOWITZ, Rachel Abramowitz is a Times staff writer
Tough Guys and Sentimental Gumshoes DICK LOCHTE, Dick Lochte writes the regular "Mysteries" column for Southern California Living
The Man With the Immoral Face DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "Beneath Mulholland: Thoughts on Hollywood and Its Ghosts."
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review
David Means David Means is the author of "A Quick Kiss of Redemption."
James Le Fanu James Le Fanu is an MD and a columnist for both the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.
VAL McDERMID Val McDermid is the author of "Blue Genes."
Frances Fitzgerald Frances FitzGerald is the author of several books, including "Cities on a Hill," "America Revised" and "Fire in the Lake," and the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize for history.
Giving Voice to Unspoken Passions LAURIE STONE, Laurie Stone is the author, most recently, of "Close to the Bone" and "Laughing in the Dark."
The Anthropology of Atrocity DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West," and is co-editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know."
The Shame of Islam BASIL DAVIDSON, Basil Davidson is the author of more than 20 books on Africa and the slave trade, including, most recently, "The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State."
Snapshots From the Other Mexico JILL LEOVY, Jill Leovy, a Times staff writer in the Metro section, has recently reported from Mexico
Love in the Ruins LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a contributing editor to The New Republic and Harper's
Ambiguity Swaddles Bush's Missile Plan JAMES LINDSAY and MICHAEL O'HANLON James Lindsay and Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution, are coauthors of the new book "Defending America: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense" (Brookings).
The Digital Divider JOEL KOTKIN, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor of Opinion, is a senior fellow with the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University and the Milken Institute. He is the author of the "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape."
Fetus Bill Dismisses the Rights of Women MADISON SHOCKLEY, The Rev. Madison Shockley is a minister of the United Church of Christ and a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in Washington
Consider the Big Picture in Creating L.A.'s Open Spaces GREG HISE and WILLIAM DEVERELL, Greg Hise, a professor at USC, and William Deverell, a professor at Caltech, are the authors of "Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region."
Ralph Nader: Unrepentant Pariah HAROLD MEYERSON, Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the L.A. Weekly and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect
Seeking Cures, but Finding Anguish CAROL LYNN MITHERS, Carol Lynn Mithers is the author of "Therapy Gone Mad: The True Story of Hundreds of Patients and a Generation Betrayed."
Death, Taxes and Bob Kerrey A.J. LANGGUTH, A.J. Langguth is a journalism professor at USC and author of "Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975."