What happened on June 23, 2002
Fusion: The California Birthright RUSS PARSONS, Russ Parsons is a columnist in The Times' Food section
Cheap Eats S. IRENE VIRBILA and MARTIN BOOE and LINDA BURUM and BARBARA HANSEN and MAX JACOBSON and HEATHER JOHN and CHARLES PERRY and JESSICA STRAND
The Rhone Zone HEATHER JOHN, Heather John is a senior Style editor at the magazine
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Shining Light on Smart Sunscreen Use KATHLEEN DOHENY, Healthy Traveler appears twice a month. The writer can be reached at email@example.com.
An Alternative Universe of Student Vacations LUCY IZON, Lucy Izon, author of "Izon's Backpacker Journal," is based in Toronto; www.izon.com.
Two Rail Ways, Swift and Scenic KARL ZIMMERMANN, Karl Zimmermann, author of numerous books about trains, is a freelance writer in Norwood, N.J.
Getting a New View of Native Lands PETER AIKEN, Peter Aiken is a freelance writer living in Nantucket, Mass.
Soul Searching NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, Nicholas von Hoffman is the author of "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against," "Capitalist Fools: Tales of American Business From Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken Gang" and "Citizen Cohn."
Picture This TOM SHONE, Tom Shone is a film critic for the Daily Telegraph of London.
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman CLIFFORD A. WRIGHT, Clifford A. Wright is the author of "A Mediterranean Feast," winner of the 2000 James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year, and the forthcoming "Real Stew."
The Natural JOHN BERGER, John Berger is a novelist, poet, screenwriter and art critic. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including "About Looking," "Ways of Seeing" and "G.," for which he won the Booker Prize. His most recent books are "Selected Essays" and "The Shape of a Pocket."
Just How Sick Is Our Economy? JAMES FLANIGAN, James Flanigan is The Times business columnist.
But Is It True? ROBERT S. BOYNTON, Robert S. Boynton directs the graduate magazine journalism program at New York University.
Of Post-Mortems and Autopsies STEVEN J. ROSS, Steven J. Ross is professor of history at the University of Southern California and the author of "Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America."
The Fundamental Things FRED HALLIDAY, Fred Halliday is the author of numerous books, including "Nation and Religion in the Middle East," "The World at 2000" and "Two Hours That Shook the World: 11 September 2001, Causes and Consequences."
Made for Marriage ERICA DA COSTA, Erica Da Costa is a writer whose reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Book World.
Gear Is Only the Beginning REBECCA SOLNIT, Rebecca Solnit is the author of "Wanderlust: A History of Walking" and "Savage Dreams: A Journey Into the Landscape Wars of the American West."
Armed and Dangerous JAMES COATES, James Coates is the author of several books, including "Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right." He is a computer columnist with the Chicago Tribune.
Letter From Dana Point CYNTHIA HAVEN, Cynthia Haven writes for a number of publications, including The Washington Post and the San Jose Mercury News. A somewhat different version of her essay appeared in the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
Dorm Rules Spark Battle in Boston DAISY YU, Daisy Yu of Huntington Beach recently completed her
second year at Boston University.
The President's Experience Should Shape His Policies WILLIAM C. MOYERS, William C. Moyers is vice president of external affairs for the Hazelden Foundation. His personal experiences were the basis for the 1998 public television series, "Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home."
High Finance Run Amok KEVIN PHILLIPS, Kevin Phillips' most recent book is "Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich."
Gulf War Redux WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion.
A Marriage That Deserves Saving JOSEPH S. NYE JR., Joseph S. Nye Jr. is dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and author of "The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone" (Oxford University Press, 2002).
Rage Behind Bars JOE LOYA, Joe Loya is an associate editor at Pacific News Service. His memoir "The Parole of Buddha Lobo" will be out next year.
A Nuclear Waste Disposal Plan Shouldn't Be Rushed ALLISON MacFARLANE, The author is co-director of the Yucca Mountain Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A Whale of an Agenda JARED DIAMOND, Jared Diamond is a UCLA professor of physiology and public health, a director of the World Wildlife Fund and author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book ''Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.''
Why We Have More Bad-Air Days MARC B. HAEFELE, Marc B. Haefele is a reporter for the LA Weekly.
Letting Women Athletes Soar JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, in addition to having represented the United States in four Olympic Games, holds the world record in the long jump and the heptathlon.
Will Goal of Efficiency Trump Justice? ALEX RICCIARDULLI, Alex Ricciardulli is a Los Angeles County deputy public defender and adjunct professor at Loyola Law School.
A Morally Repugnant Act BRUCE CRAWFORD, Bruce Crawford writes from Fountain Valley.