What happened on November 11, 2001
Chronicle of a Death Foretold MADISON SMARTT BELL, Madison Smartt Bell is the author of "Master of the Crossroads" and "All Souls' Rising."
Godthreads and Poetry JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Beauty and the Bachelor D.J. CARLILE, D.J. Carlile is a music critic, playwright, poet and translator of "Rimbaud: The Works," available at Xlibris.com
On Being Blue WILLIAM GASS, William Gass is the author of "On Being Blue" and the forthcoming essay collection "Tests of Time."
Believe It or Not THOMAS LYNCH, Thomas Lynch is a poet and essayist. His most recent books are "The Undertaking," "Still Life in Milford" and "Bodies in Motion and at Rest."
Remains of the Day THOMAS MCGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov" and "Going to Patchogue."
Thinner Than Water ALLEN WEINSTEIN, Allen Weinstein is the author of "Perjury: The Hiss - Chambers Case" and "The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America--The Stalin Era" with Alexander Vassiliev
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Colombia Policy Should Not Be Terror's Next Victim MICHAEL SHIFTER, Michael Shifter is vice president for policy at the Inter-American Dialogue and teaches Latin American politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service
Hooray for the Red, White, Blue and Green DAVID HOCHSCHILD and ARLIE HOCHSCHILD, Arlie Hochschild is a sociologist and author of "The Second Shift" and "The Time Bind." Her son, David Hochschild, coordinated the successful campaign for San Francisco's recent solar revenue bond
The Political Clock Is Ticking KEVIN PHILLIPS, Kevin Phillips' most recent book is "The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Bush Too Patient for Public JONATHAN V. LAST, Jonathan V. Last is online editor at The Weekly Standard
L.A. May Avoid Recession's Worst JOEL KOTKIN, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University and at the Milken Institute
The View From Above MITCHELL KOSS, Mitchell Koss is a producer for Channel One News. His work has appeared on public television's "Nova" and "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,' and on A&E and MTV
Don't Throw a Lifeline to a Failing Iran MICHAEL RUBIN, Michael Rubin is a fellow of Hebrew University's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and an adjunct scholar of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, which recently published his book, "Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami's Iran."
Protesters Don't Grasp Africa's Need FLORENCE WAMBUGU, Florence Wambugu is a plant pathologist and regional director for International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications. In January, she will become executive director of A Harvest Biotech Foundation International
LAPD's Rotten Apples Remain ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law professor at USC, conducted an independent review of the LAPD Board of Inquiry's report on the Rampart scandal for the Police Protective League
A Top Post Deserves a Top Person FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times
Patriotism Demands Questioning Authority TODD GITLIN, Todd Gitlin is professor of culture, journalism and sociology at New York University. He is the author of "The Sixties" and the forthcoming "Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives."
This Year's Hero SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell is a regular contributor to Calendar
Pianist Craig Taborn Comes Into His Own HOWARD REICH, Howard Reich is jazz critic at the Chicago Tribune, a Tribune company
Guided by the Spirit of Capra GREGG KILDAY, Gregg Kilday is film editor of the Hollywood Reporter
Open to Interpretation MARSHALL FINE, Marshall Fine is an occasional contributor to Calendar
A Boy and His Franchise MICHAEL MALLORY, Michael Mallory is an occasional contributor to Calendar
Her Career in Full Flower DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a London-based freelance writer and frequent contributor to Sunday Calendar
She's Not Telling All HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an occasional contributor to Calendar
No Rules to His Game JAN STUART, Jan Stuart is film critic at Newsday, a Tribune company
Market Variety LINDA BURUM, Linda Burum is a contributor to the annual restaurant issue