What happened on October 21, 2001
One Guy, One Rifle and an Oil Pipeline BILL McKIBBEN, Bill McKibben, the author of "The End of Nature" (Anchor, 1999), is a visiting scholar at Middlebury College
The Pulse of Patriotism RICHARD RODRIGUEZ, Richard Rodriguez, an editor at Pacific News Service, is the author of the forthcoming "Brown."
The Reluctant Patriot CHITRA DIVAKARUNI, Chitra Divakaruni is the author of "The Unknown Errors of Our Lives" and "The Mistress of Spices."
If the CIA Had Butted Out ... AHMED BOUZID, Ahmed Bouzid is president of Palestine Media Watch. Web site: www.pmwatch.org
Americans, Yes, but World Citizens, Too DANIEL TERRIS, Daniel Terris is director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University
Cuba: Close, but No Cigar FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is an associate editor of The Times
The Seeds of a Strong Democratic America ROGER WILKINS, Roger Wilkins is a professor of history and American culture at George Mason University and the author of "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism."
Meager Demands on Willing Patriots DANIEL SCHORR, Daniel Schorr is senior news analyst for National Public Radio
The Enduring Glory of Red, White and Blue PEGGY NOONAN, Peggy Noonan is an author and former speechwriter for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush
Raising a Hero JANICE RHOSHALLE LITTLEJOHN, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
Old Tale, New Blood JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Artie Shaw: Perfectionist at Work DON HECKMAN, Don Heckman writes frequently about jazz for The Times
New for Fall: Architects NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
The Journey So Far LYNELL GEORGE, Lynell George is a Times staff writer
The Big Not-So-Easy BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a regular contributor to Calendar and the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical."
A Laboratory for Russian Opera VICTORIA LOOSELEAF, Victoria Looseleaf is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Sorry, It's an Obsession JOHN CLARK, John Clark is a regular contributor to Calendar
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Out of Sight, but Never Out of Mind BARBARA DIMARCO-BARRETT, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett hosts "Writers on Writing," Thursdays at 5 p.m. on 88.9 FM KUCI in Orange County and on the Internet at www.kuci.org. Her Web address is www.WritersOnWriting.com. and
Let's Keep It This Way JOHN S. GELFF, John S. Gelff is a San Juan Capistrano city councilman. and
Life After Death Geraldine Baum and Edward J. Boyer and Maggie Farley and Ralph Frammolino and Megan Garvey and Josh Getlin and John M. Glionna and John J. Goldman and P.J. Huffstutter and Patrick J. Kiger and Maria L. La Ganga and Paul Lieberman and Joseph Menn and Charles Ornstein and Vince Rause and Janet Reitman and Janine Robinson and Nancy Shepherdson and Martin J. Smith
Searching for the Safety Zone MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Michael Phillips is The Times' theater critic
The Blinders Have Fallen CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is The Times' art critic
The Song of silence MARK SWED, Mark Swed is The Times' music critic
A New War, but the Same Old Tube HOWARD ROSENBERG, Howard Rosenberg is The Times' television critic
The Art of Seduction LYNNE LAWNER, Lynne Lawner is the author of "Lives of the Courtesans: Portraits of the Renaissance."
The Riddle of Identity LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a contributing editor to Harper's and The New Republic
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review
When Poetry Mattered LIZA DALBY, Liza Dalby is the author of several books, including "The Tale of Murasaki: A Novel," "Kimono, Fashioning Culture" and "Geisha."
Will California's Knowledge Factories Survive? I. MICHAEL HEYMAN, I. Michael Heyman is chancellor emeritus of UC Berkeley (1980-1990) and secretary emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution (1994-2000). He teaches at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law
That Austrian Woman CARA MIA DiMASSA, Cara Mia diMassa is a staff writer for The Times