What happened on September 02, 2001
All Guts, No Glory Preston Lerner, Preston Lerner last wrote for the magazine on aircraft designer Burt Rutan
Building a Better Mosquito MICHAEL D'ANTONIO, Michael D'Antonio is a New York-based writer whose last piece for the magazine was about the first Olympic gold medal basketball team. He is co-author, with Harvard professor Andrew Spielman, of "Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe," published in June by Hyperion
Herb Your Enthusiasm DAVID DOWNIE, David Downie last wrote for the magazine about focaccia
Trying to Love New York ERIC PAPE, Eric Pape last wrote for the magazine about the Cambodian community in Long Beach
Porn Is Part of Our Culture RICHARD BURT, Richard Burt, a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, is the author of "Unspeakable Shaxxxspeares" (St. Martin's Press, 1999)
The Politics of Confession PETER WOLSON, Peter Wolson, a psychoanalyst, is past president of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
The Urban Divide 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. He is the author of "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping the American Landscape."
Bush Can't Have Latino Support and Mexico, Too DAVID R. AYON, David R. Ayon, a research associate at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, writes frequently on U.S., Mexican and Latino politics
Hahn and Padilla: City Hall's Strange Bedfellows MARC COOPER, Marc Cooper is a contributing editor to The Nation magazine and a columnist for L.A. Weekly
Kim Duped Them in Seoul, and Now Democracy Is Suffering JAMES ZUMWALT, James Zumwalt, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, has written extensively on foreign policy and defense issues
Anti-Israel Agenda Politicizes the U.N. Steven H. Gold and Chair, Executive Committee and Anti-Defamation League and Los Angeles and * and I can't help but wonder. Does the United States want to avoid the
United Nations Conference on Racism in South Africa (Aug. 26) for the same reasons that China and Russia typically sidestep human-rights conferences? and Randall Freeman and Canoga Park and
India Gets Some Respect PAULA R. NEWBERG, Paula R. Newberg, an independent consultant working in countries in transition and crisis, has written extensively during the past two decades about politics in South Asia
Clinton's Budget Legacy Lives On ROBERT L. BOROSAGE, Robert L. Borosage is co-director of the Campaign for America's Future and editor of the Next Agenda
Democrats' Ploy May Backfire TONY QUINN, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of legislative and congressional campaigns
Being a Player, Becoming a Man MADISON SHOCKLEY, Madison Shockley is a writer in residence at USC's Annenberg School for Communication
California Corner Laurie K. Schenden -- Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@msn.com.
Mendocino's Star Power JAMES T. YENCKEL, James T. Yenckel, a travel writer, is a former California resident and a frequent visitor to the Golden State
Basques Claim Spain Bombings EDWARD WRIGHT, Edward Wright is a former assistant foreign editor at The Times. His column appears monthly
If I Had a Hammer HAROLD MEYERSON, Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect and political editor of the L.A. Weekly
Lost Horizon JAMES CEASER, James Ceaser is the author of "Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought" and the co-author of "The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election."
Worlds Apart MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author, most recently, of "Strange Fire."
The End of the Affair LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley Chamberlain is the author of, most recently, "The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud" and "Nietzsche in Turin."
Wild in the Streets LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a contributing editor to Harper's and the New Republic
The Mysterious Stranger JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
Fortune's Favorite ALLEN BARRA, Allen Barra is the author of "Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many Legends."
The Will to Change JOHN PATRICK DIGGINS, John Patrick Diggins teaches at the Graduate Center at City University of New York and is the author of a forthcoming study of Eugene O'Neill
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Airport Losing the PR Battle CHRISTIAN COLLET, Christian Collet is president of Pacific Opinions, an Irvine-based independent research firm, and a visiting professor in the department of political science at UC Irvine. The poll was conducted Aug. 7-13 and had a 2.6 percentage point margin of sampling error
The State Blew It, but Cities May Pay STEVEN B. FRATES, Steven B. Frates is a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government. He lives in Newport Beach. and