What happened on August 11, 2002
The Quest for Crusoe JOAN TAPPER, Joan Tapper is the former editor of Islands magazine.
Das Maus RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel, who reviews movies for Time, is a contributing writer to Book Review. His study, "The Disney Version," is available in paperback.
Wanderlust CARMELA CIURARU, Carmela Ciuraru is the editor of "Beat Poets" and the forthcoming "Poems for America."
Breaking Away JOHN FREEMAN, John Freeman is a writer in New York.
The Comedians MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Recipe for Success BARRY GLASSNER, Barry Glassner is the author of "The Culture of Fear" and is writing a book on American food culture.
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The Right Stuff ANDREW H. MALCOLM, Andrew H. Malcolm, a former foreign and national correspondent, editor, government and campaign spokesman, is the author of such books as "Final Harvest" and "The Canadians." He is a member of The Times' Editorial Board.
Twist and Shout LEE SIEGEL, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.
Night of the Living Dead HAL ESPEN, Hal Espen is the editor of Outside Magazine.
Our Man in Zanzibar PAUL HARE, Paul Hare is the author of "Angola's Last Best Chance for Peace." He was a career foreign service officer specializing in Africa and the Middle East and was U.S. ambassador to Zambia and U.S. special envoy for the Angolan peace process.
Tea With Mussolini BENITA EISLER, Benita Eisler is the author of a recent biography of Byron and the forthcoming "Chopin's Funeral," the story of the composer's last years.
Why Gorbachev Is Russia's Unsung Hero NINA KHRUSHCHEVA, Nina Khrushcheva teaches international affairs at New School University in New York. She is the granddaughter of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
The Many Faces of Time LAWRENCE WESCHLER, Lawrence Weschler is the author of "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder" and the forthcoming "Robert Irwin/Getty Garden." His essay is adapted from the introduction to "Photobooth," to be published by Princeton Architectural Press in October.
She's a Lady (Whoa, Whoa, Whoa) KATHARINE WEBER, Katharine Weber is the author of the novels "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" and "The Music Lesson." She teaches fiction writing at Yale.
Dark Shadows PAUL KRASSNER, Paul Krassner is the founder and editor of The Realist and author of "Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities." His most recent album of stand-up satire is "Irony Lives!" (Artemis Records).
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A Trip to the Winner's Circle ERIC STONE, Eric Stone is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.
Building A Better Potato JONATHAN KANDELL, Jonathan Kandell last wrote for the magazine about Singapore's street food stands.
Crunch Time PRESTON LERNER, Preston Lerner last wrote for the magazine about car designer Freeman Thomas.
Got Grease? BARBARA EHRENREICH, Barbara Ehrenreich is the author, most recently, of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America."
The Iraq Divide CHARLES DUELFER, Charles Duelfer is a guest scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former deputy chairman of the U.N. Special Commission on Iraq.
Military Option Has Run Its Course AMY WILENTZ, Amy Wilentz is the author, most recently, of "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."
Desperately Seeking Celebrity NEAL GABLER, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Don't Count on a New Revolution ROBERT MALLEY and JOHN NORRIS, Robert Malley was special assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli affairs and is currently Middle East program director at the International Crisis Group. John Norris is special advisor to the president of the group.
Power Play: Big Energy vs. Solar DAVID HOCHSCHILD and ARLIE HOCHSCHILD, David Hochschild is co-founder of the Vote Solar Initiative, an organization dedicated to helping cities implement solar energy programs. His mother, Arlie Hochschild, is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and author of "The Time Bind."
The 40% Solution for IDEA WILLIAM M. HABERMEHL, William M. Habermehl is Orange County superintendent of schools.
The Scourge of the Amateur TONY QUINN, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of California's legislative and congressional elections.