What happened on November 25, 2001
His Own Private Berkeley ANITA CHABRIA, Anita Chabria is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles
Judgment at Salt Lake DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton's last story for the magazine was about the University of Oregon football program
When Do We Take the Flags Down? PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman, a staff writer in The Times' New York bureau, last wrote for the magazine's issue on the World Trade Center attacks
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Light Rail, Heavy Costs DAVID MOOTCHNIK, Dave Mootchnik is a retired systems engineering consultant with an interest in transportation planning. He writes from Huntington Beach
Mom vs. Doctor in Waiting Game JENNY BIOCHE, Jenny Bioche is a freelance writer who lives in Newport Beach. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-Imagining America YXTA MAYA MURRAY, Yxta Maya Murray, a professor at Loyola Law School, is the author of the novel "What It Takes to Get to Vegas."
City of Broken Dreams ZACHARY KARABELL, Zachary Karabell, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "When East Met West: The Creation of the Suez Canal."
A Solitary Visionary KEITH TAYLOR, Keith Taylor has published five chapbooks of poetry and one collection of very short stories
Working the Room JOHN PALATTELLA, John Palattella has written for the London Review of Books, Lingua Franca and Dissent
Leadership 101 MORTON KELLER, Morton Keller is the author with Phyllis Keller of "Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University" (Oxford). He is Spector Professor of History at Brandeis University
Eye on the Ball MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author, most recently, of "Strange Fire" and the editor of the forthcoming "Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors."
Reading Lessons JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Birth of a Nation EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of "Peasants Into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914."
Desperately Seeking Someone ANN HUSS, Ann Huss is an assistant professor of Modern Chinese Literature at Wellesley College in Massachusetts
In a Cruel Light JAMIE JAMES, Jamie James is a critic and travel writer based in Jakarta. His first novel, "Andrew and Joey," which is set in Bali, will be published in February. Many American masters of the short story devoted their craft to excavating the horror in everyday life; Paul Bowles examined the outer limits of human experience. and
For U.N., Afghanistan May Be Mission Impossible SUSAN LYNNE TILLOU, Susan Lynne Tillou recently completed two years of work with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. Before her work with the U.N., she served twice with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and in Bosnia-Herzegovina
What's Left? A New Life for Progressivism KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL and JOEL ROGERS, Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of The Nation. Joel Rogers teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Sacking of Science at Interior JAMIE RAPPAPORT CLARK, Jamie Rappaport Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director in the Clinton administration, is senior vice president for conservation programs at the National Wildlife Federation
More English Classes, Por Favor FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times
All the Presidents' Words Hushed ROBERT DALLEK, Robert Dallek is the author of a two-volume life of Lyndon B. Johnson. He is completing a biography of John F. Kennedy
After Bombs Must Come Civil Rights ROSA EHRENREICH BROOKS, Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks is a former senior policy advisor at the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law
L.A. Arts Community Needs a Political Champion SUSAN ANDERSON, Susan Anderson is a Los Angeles writer and a board member of the HeArt Project, a nonprofit organization providing arts training to low-income teens
What Went Wrong in the Arab World? Ask Yourself HUSSEIN IBISH, Hussein Ibish is communications director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
It's a Crime to Build Another Prison ERICA ETELSON, Erica Etelson is an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild
Out of War, Peace? WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, William Schneider, a political analyst for CNN, is a contributing editor to Opinion
Pledging Allegiance Does Not a Patriot Make CECILIA O'LEARY and TONY PLATT, Cecilia O'Leary, an associate professor of history at Cal State Monterey Bay, is the author of "To Die For: The Paradox of American Patriotism." Tony Platt, professor of social work at Cal State Sacramento, is the author of "The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency."
Eat, Drink, and Be Cultural SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
A Playwright's Quantum Leap BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg, whose most recent book is "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work," is a regular contributor to Calendar
Money Talks; It May Not Sing MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Michael Phillips is The Times' theater critic
A Risky Change of Pace BILL DESOWITZ, Bill Desowitz is a regular contributor to Calendar
Ahead of the Beat STEVE BALTIN, Steve Baltin is a regular contributor to Calendar
A Cosby for Our Time? GREG BRAXTON, Greg Braxton is a Times staff writer
Conjuring Up Immigrant Dreams IRENE LACHER, Irene Lacher is an occasional contributor to Calendar
They Only Connect ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn, The Times' pop music critic, can be reached at email@example.com