What happened on May 13, 2001
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The Vast and Incomparable Epic Poetry of Victor Hugo JOHN HOLLANDER, John Hollander is the author of numerous books, including "Figurehead: And Other Poems," "Selected Poetry," "Tesserae and Other Poems" and the anthology "Committed to Memory." He is Sterling professor of English at Yale University
'I Was a Coward. I Went to the War.' TOM ENGELHARDT, Tom Engelhardt, consulting editor at Metropolitan Books, is the author of "The End of Victory Culture."
Shrink-Wrapped MICHAEL FRANK, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review
Shattered ROBERT JAY LIFTON, Robert Jay Lifton is the author of "Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima," "Home From the War: Vietnam Veterans--Neither Victims Nor Executioners" and, most recently, "Who Owns Death? Capital Punishment, the American Conscience, and the End of Executions."
Unsung Heroes A.J. LANGGUTH, A.J. Langguth, author of "Our Vietnam: A History of the War 1954-1975," is a professor of journalism in the Annenberg Center for Communication at USC
Nonprofit Produce JAMIE PURVIANCE, Jamie Purviance last wrote about caviar for the magazine
Young At Heart CARLA HALL, Carla Hall's last piece for the magazine was an interview with architectural historian Kathryn Smith
Xtreme Xpectations: Xbox P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, P.J. Huffstutter is a staff writer in The Times' Business section. Her last story for the magazine was a profile of Henry T. Nicholas III, chief executive of Broadcom Corp
Miracle Manor JACK SPIEGELMAN, Jack Spiegelman is the author of "Shooting Pigeons and Other Satisfactions." His last piece for the magazine was about teaching English as a second language
A Family's Brush With Infamy MARK EDWARD HARRIS, Mark Edward Harris last wrote for the magazine on the Vietnam War photographer Nick Ut
Top 10 Stories / May 7-11 Karen Alexander and Jerry Hirsch and Liz Pulliam Weston and Walter Hamilton and Edmund Sanders and Peter Pae and Stu Silverstein
Bubble Economy II: Coming Soon DAVID FRIEDMAN, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a Markle senior fellow at the New America Foundation
Jane and Ted and Marriage Surprises DANA MACK, Dana Mack is the editor, with David Blankenhorn, of "The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions" (Eerdmans, 2001)
Star Struck FRANCES FITZGERALD, Frances FitzGerald is the author, most recently, of "Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War."
Macedonia's Methodist President ROBIN WRIGHT, Robin Wright is chief diplomatic correspondent for The Times and the author of four books on foreign affairs
Americans Drag Feet on Crucial Seed Pact MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is a Los Angeles science writer and commentator
Morning-After Pills Aren't Abortion: Why Ban Them? ELLEN CHESLER, Ellen Chesler is senior fellow at the Open Society Institute in New York. She is a biographer of birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger
America Has Mothballed Its Cardigan Sweater BRUCE J. SCHULMAN, Bruce J. Schulman, who teaches history and American studies at Boston University, is the author of "The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics, and Society."
The Blast That Finished Off Militia Culture 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."