What happened on November 04, 2001
A Readiness to Listen KAY LINDAHL, Kay Lindahl is founder of the Alliance for Spiritual Community, a grass-roots interfaith organization, and co-convener for the Religious Diversity Faire. She is an ordained interfaith minister, and author of "The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice," to be published by SkyLight Paths Publishing in December. She can be contacted at Kay@sacredlistening.com
Child's Play ANDY DEMSKY, Andy Demsky last wrote for the magazine about pupusas
Pulp Art VICTORIA NAMKING
An Impulse for Genius MARK EDWARD HARRIS AND MARINA DE SANTIAGO HAAS, Mark Edward Harris is a Los Angeles photographer who last wrote for the magazine about two brothers who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Marina de Santiago Haas is a writer and artist who lives in Mexico City
Minority of One LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a contributing editor to Harper's and The New Republic
Language in Exile KENNETH TURAN, Kenneth Turan, The Times' film critic, is on the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center
Mysteries and Revelations JANE CIABATTARI, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the forthcoming short story collection, "Stealing the Fire," and a contributing editor to Parade magazine
Uphill Battle JANE SMILEY, Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including, most recently, "Horse Heaven."
Aqua Incognito OSHA GRAY DAVIDSON and OSHA GRAY DAVIDSON, Osha Gray Davidson is the author of several books, including the forthcoming "Fire in the Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean."
Passport to a Dream JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
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China's Magic Mountain DAVID C. ATHERTON, David C. Atherton has a degree in East Asian studies from Harvard and recently returned from a year studying Chinese language and history at Beijing University
Shifting Gears in Marin EILEEN HANSEN, Eileen Hansen is a freelance writer in Marin County
Bush's Unlikely Friends 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 "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World."
Guilty Pleas Shouldn't Have Wiggle Room LAURIE L. LEVENSON, Laurie L. Levenson is a professor of law and director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School
The Looming Fights That Unity Conceals ERIC COHEN, Eric Cohen, former managing editor of The Public Interest, is a resident fellow at the New America Foundation
Sharon's Shameful Analogy HILLEL SCHENKER, Hillel Schencker is a Tel Aviv journalist
Fear and Jitters in the Big Apple SHANNON TRAVIS, Shannon Travis is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City
Not All In the Family JOE DOMANICK, Joe Domanick, the author of "To Protect and to Serve: The LAPD's Century of War in the City of Dreams," is working on a book about California's three-strikes law
A Health System Primed to Fail M. GREGG BLOCHE and LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN, M. Gregg Bloche and Lawrence O. Gostin teach health law and policy at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, and they co-direct the two schools' joint program in law and public health
"Super Bugs" Have Invaded Our Meat SHERWOOD L. GORBACH, Sherwood L. Gorbach is a professor of community health and medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine
Pinpricks Still Won't Work JACOB HEILBRUNN, Jacob Heilbrunn is a Times editorial writer
Ethnic Groups Must Share in the Pie S. FREDERICK STARR, S. Frederick Starr is chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Requiem for an Afghan Moderate ROBERT KAPLAN, Robert D. Kaplan, the author of "Soldiers of God: Journeys With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan," covered the Afghan-Soviet war
Rightgrrl and The Nation: Allies in War GALE HOLLAND, Gale Holland is a Los Angeles journalist. She writes for Opinion each month on the liberal and conservative press
Since Sept. 11, We're Watching Our Words GEOFFREY NUNBERG, Geoffrey Nunberg is a Stanford linguist, usage editor of the American Heritage Dictionary and author of "The Way We Talk Now."
A Sandinista Lesson for Afghanistan MARC COOPER, Marc Cooper, a contributing editor to The Nation and a columnist for L.A. Weekly, recently returned from Nicaragua
Veiled Threat BARBARA EHRENREICH, Barbara Ehrenreich is the author, most recently, of 'Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America.'