What happened on December 29, 2002
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Harmonies of the human heart Ken Emerson, Ken Emerson is the author of "Doo-dah!: Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture." He is writing a book about pop songwriters in New York City during the 1950s and '60s.
Tales through dark glasses Jonathan Levi, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review.
The original soul man Anthony Heilbut, Anthony Heilbut is the author of "The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times," "Exiled In Paradise" and "Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature."
The dark side of the laureate Frederic Morton, Frederic Morton is the author of "The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait" and "A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889," both National Book Award finalists.
The libretto of life, frame by frame James McCourt, James McCourt is the author of numerous books, including the novels "Mawrdew Czgowchwz," "Wayfaring at Waverly in Silverlake" and the forthcoming "Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985 -- Excursions in the Mind of the Life."
The scoop on Scotty Reston Charles Kaiser, Charles Kaiser, a reporter for the New York Times in the 1970s, is the author of "The Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996" and "1968 in America."
Sing, Muse, under Western skies Norman Corwin, Norman Corwin is the author of numerous works, including "On a Note of Triumph," "We Hold These Truths" and "Holes in a Stained Glass Window." He teaches in the School of Journalism at USC.
Toward a more perfect union Robert Christgau, Robert Christgau is a senior editor at the Village Voice and a senior fellow at the National Arts Journalism Program.
The Case for Public Spending James K. Galbraith, James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and is senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute.
Stimulate, but Watch the Red Ink Rudolph G. Penner, Rudolph G. Penner is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. He was director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987.
O.C. Economy Looks Good -- Not Great -- for 2003 James L. Doti, James L. Doti is president of Chapman University in Orange and the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics.
Deficits Are OK in the Short Run Robert M. Solow, Robert M. Solow is an emeritus professor of economics at MIT and winner of the 1987 Nobel Price for economics.
Cut Taxes to Guarantee the Recovery Will Continue Bruce Bartlett, Bruce Bartlett is a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis in Washington.
How Can Corporate Ethics Fail? Gradually Jone L. Pearce, Jone L. Pearce is dean of the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine and president of the Academy of Management.
Race Has a Place in College Admissions William D. Adams, William D. Adams is president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
'War' Plays Into Terrorists' Hands William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.
When a Nation Turns Nasty Sandra Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez is a freelance journalist based in South America.
Swimming Against Tide of Overfishing William Fulbright Foote, William Fulbright Foote is the director of EcoLogic Enterprise Ventures, Inc., a "green" loan fund based in Cambridge, Mass. that finances small-scale producer organizations in Latin America.