What happened on May 19, 2002
The Season of Their Discontent MARINA BUDHOS, Marina Budhos is the author of two novels, "House of Waiting" and "The Professor of Light."
The Dapper Wolf DAVID THOMSON, David Thomson is the author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film." A fourth, fully revised, edition will be published this fall.
Endless Summer JOHN FREEMAN, John Freeman writes for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post Book World.
The Name Behind the Face MICHAEL HARRIS, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Beach Party Jingo JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold Story of the Jewish People."
Court Jesters BILL PLASCHKE, Bill Plaschke is a Times sports columnist. He is the author of "Hard Knox: The Life of an NFL Coach" with Chuck Knox and "No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Life of Hardball" with Dick Williams.
Brothers in Arms BEN SCHRANK, Ben Schrank is the author of the novels "Miracle Man" and "Consent."
Going Public With the Private Self PATRICK GILES, Patrick Giles is associate editor of Interview magazine.
The Power Elite PAUL KENNEDY, Paul Kennedy is the author of numerous books, including "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000." He is a history professor at Yale University.
The Men Who Knew Too Little WILLIAM W. TURNER, William W. Turner is a former FBI criminal and counterintelligence agent. His most recent book is "Rearview Mirror: Looking Back at the FBI, the CIA and Other Tails."
Postmodern Zionism WALTER LAQUEUR, Walter Laqueur is the chairman of the Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, editor of the Yale "Encyclopedia of the Holocaust," and the author of many books, including "A History of Zionism" and "Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany."
Golden Days THOMAS SANCHEZ, Thomas Sanchez is the author of two California novels, "Rabbit Boss" and "Zoot-Suit Murders," and the novels "Mile Zero" and "Day of the Bees."
The Poetry of Engagement JOHN PALATTELLA, John Palattella writes about poetry for the London Review of Books, the Nation and Dissent.
L.a. Confidential EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
A Room of One's Own BARBARA MacADAM, Barbara MacAdam is a senior editor at ARTnews.
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A Plan to Save Our Schools JEANNIE OAKES, Jeannie Oakes is presidential professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. A draft of the new master plan can be found on the Internet at www.sen.ca.gov/masterplan/whatsnew.htp.
Amid Snubs, Latin America Slips EDWARD N. LUTTWAK, Edward N. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
A Municipal Perfect Storm GALE HOLLAND, Gale Holland writes regularly for Opinion.
The Hard Work of Forgiveness MARK LEE, Mark Lee's new novel, "The Canal House," will be published by Algonquin Books.
Trouble at Home DAVID FRIEDMAN, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Time to Escalate the War on AIDS PEARL JEMISON-SMITH, Pearl Jemison-Smith is a founding board member of the AIDS Services Foundation, and co-chair of AIDS Walk Orange County.
Building Consensus in O.C. DANIEL YANKELOVICH and WALLACE WALROD, Daniel Yankelovich is chairman of Viewpoint Learning Inc. and Public Agenda. Wallace Walrod is president of the Center for a New Orange County.
A Budding Partnership CLIFFORD A. KUPCHAN and CHARLES A. KUPCHAN, Clifford A. Kupchan is vice president of the Eurasia Foundation. Charles A. Kupchan is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
An Unholy Alliance in Support of Israel JO-ANN MORT, Jo-Ann Mort is co-author (with Gary Brenner) of the forthcoming "Our Hearts Invented a Place: Can Kibbutzim Survive the New Israel?" and national secretary of Americans for Peace Now.
Old Republican Habits Die Hard RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR., Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group and a member of the Dallas Morning News editorial board.