What happened on June 02, 2002
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The Gilded Ghetto JONATHAN SHAPIRO, Jonathan Shapiro is a writer for the television drama "The Practice." A former federal prosecutor, he is an adjunct law professor at USC.
Go West, Young Man MELVIN JULES BUKIET, Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of, most recently, "Strange Fire" and "Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors." He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Politcally Incorrect CRISPIN SARTWELL, Crispin Sartwell is chairman of humanities at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the author, most recently, of "End of Story: Toward an Annihilation of Language and History."
Plying Perilous Waters MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
The Beat Goes On JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
Starting Over NICK OWCHAR, Nick Owchar is an assistant editor of Book Review.
B-i-n-g-o LAURA CIOLKOWSKI, Laura Ciolkowski is a freelance writer and teaches literature at New York University.
Speak, Memory JEFF TURRENTINE, Jeff Turrentine is a senior editor with Hemispheres magazine and has written for the New York Times Magazine and Slate.com.
The Heart of the Matter JOHN BALZAR, John Balzar is a columnist for The Times and was the Nairobi bureau chief from 1994 to 1995.
Rhapsody in Gray JOSEPH KANON, Joseph Kanon is the author of, most recently, "The Good German," set in postwar Berlin.
Streets With No Name JANE CIABATTARI, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire" and a contributing editor to Parade magazine.
The Wanderers JILL LAURIE GOODMAN, Jill Laurie Goodman is a New York lawyer and a book reviewer for various newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Forward.
Bully Pulpit ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ, Alan M. Dershowitz is the author of "Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age." He is a professor at Harvard Law School.
Tokofsky's Exemplary Playbook FRANK del OLMO, Frank del Olmo is the associate editor of The Times.
U.S. Should Press India as Well as Pakistan ROBERT G. WIRSING, Robert G. Wirsing is a South Asia specialist at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. The views expressed here are his own.
The Talk of Small Politics GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Mr. Businessman Goes to Washington 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."
Seeing Red Over Green Party Move MARC COOPER, Marc Cooper is a contributing editor to the Nation and editor-at-large for L.A. Weekly.
The Jarvis Effect BILL BOYARSKY, Bill Boyarsky, former city editor and columnist for The Times, is senior consultant for the Center for Governmental Studies and a lecturer at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications. He is writing a biography of the late California political leader, Jesse M. Unruh.
Unity Is Our Human Quest LUCIA DE GARCIA, Lucia De Garcia, an international business advisor, is president and chairwoman of the Irvine-based Multicultural Institute for Leadership.
Supreme Court Upsetting a Rights Movement CHARLES LINDNER, Charles Lindner is past president of the Los Angeles Criminal Bar Assn.
A Corn-Fed Farm Policy GREG CRITSER, Greg Critser is the author of "Fat Land," to be published by Houghton Mifflin in January.
Can't Live With Chavez, Can't Live Without Him JULIA E. SWEIG and MICHAEL MARX McCARTHY, Julia E. Sweig, a senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin America Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of "Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground." Michael Marx McCarthy is a research associate at the council.
Birds Do It MARLENE ZUK, Marlene Zuk is a professor of biology at UC Riverside and the author of "Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex from Animals."
We Can Tackle Cloning Responsibly JUDITH F. DAAR, Judith F. Daar is a professor of law at Whittier Law School.