What happened on August 04, 2002
A Rock and a Hard Place JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
Hiding in Plain Sight BROOKE KROEGER, Brooke Kroeger is writing a book about present-day passing for PublicAffairs and is the biographer of Nellie Bly and Fannie Hurst. She teaches journalism at New York University.
Remembering Chaim Potok THANE ROSENBAUM, Thane Rosenbaum is the author of the novels "The Golems of Gotham" and "Second Hand Smoke."
Giddyap MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
'He Died, and the Emancipated Soul' James Henry, From "Selected Poems of James Henry" edited by Christopher Ricks (Handsel Books: 180 pp., $22)
A True Son of San Marino JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY, Joseph L. Galloway is the coauthor of "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" and "Triumph Without Victory: A History of the Persian Gulf War."
Defender of the Faith ANDREW SULLIVAN, Andrew Sullivan is a senior editor at The New Republic and writes for www.andrewsullivan.com.
Class Act ROBERT S. BOYNTON, Robert S. Boynton directs the graduate magazine journalism program at New York University.
Talk of the Town LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.
The Best and the Biggest ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Alan Abrahamson is a staff writer for The Times who covers the Olympics.
Black Is Beautiful PAULA L. WOODS, Paula L. Woods is the author of "Inner City Blues" and "Stormy Weather: A Charlotte Justice Novel."
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Dressed--and Equipped--to Kill WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com
O.C. Officials Mute on State's Raw Deal STEVEN B. FRATES, Steven B. Frates is a fellow at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College.
Latin American Diplomacy RICHARD W. FISHER, Richard W. Fisher, managing partner of the international strategic advisory firm Kissinger McLarty Associates, was deputy U.S. trade representative in the Clinton administration and helped negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Impasse Begs American Involvement STEVEN L. SPIEGEL, Steven L. Spiegel is associate director of the Burkle Center for International Relations and professor of political science at UCLA.
Behold the Post-Nomadic Economy JOEL KOTKIN and SUSANNE TRIMBATH, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is author of "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape." He is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University and the Milken Institute. Susanne Trimbath, an expert on capital markets, is a senior research economist at the Milken Institute.
Keating and Me JOE LOYA, Joe Loya is an associate editor at Pacific News Service. His memoir "The Parole of Buddha Lobo" will be out next year.
Commentary and Analysis KELLY CANDAELE and PETER DREIER, Peter Dreier is professor of politics at Occidental College. Kelly Candaele is a political consultant.
Urban Design GLORIA OHLAND, Gloria Ohland works for the nonprofit Great American Station Foundation, which promotes community revitalization around rail stations, and is co-editing a book on transit-oriented development for Island Press.
We Need a Modern Thomas Paine J. WILLIAM GIBSON, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America."