What happened on November 03, 2002
Rape, How Funny Is It? Fred Dickey, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about activist Tammy Bruce.
An Unlikely Marriage BRUCE CASS, Bruce Cass teaches at Pacific Rim Wine Education Center in San Francisco and is the author and editor of the "Oxford Companion to Wines of North America."
Echo Park Tableaux VINCE BEISER, Photographer Gregg Segal and writer Vince Beiser last collaborated for the magazine on a photo essay about life on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. More photographs of Echo Park are available at greggsegal.com.
A Voice Inside Kerry Madden, Novelist Kerry Madden is the author of "Writing Smarts: A Girl's Guide to Journaling, Poetry, Storytelling and School Papers."
The Fixer John L. Mitchell, John L. Mitchell is a Times staff writer whose last article for the magazine was an interview with Rodney King.
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Citizen California 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 History of the Jewish People."
Rice sharpens her gothic bite Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Romancing the soul Richard Howard, Richard Howard, a poet and translator, teaches literature in Columbia University's School of the Arts (writing division).
Poets'corner Carol Muske-Dukes, Carol Muske Dukes is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Casualties of the Class of '69 Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire" and is a contributing editor to Parade magazine.
The cultural flowering of Germany's Jews Walter Laqueur, Walter Laqueur is the editor of "The Holocaust Encyclopedia" and the author of many books, including "A History of Zionism" and "Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany."
Should we go to war just because we can? Andrew Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn is the co-author of "Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein."
What the church owes Jews, and itself John K. Roth, John K. Roth, professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, is the co-editor of "Good News After Auschwitz? Christian Faith Within a Post-Holocaust World" as well as "Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust."
A miniaturist and uncanny genius Clive James, Clive James is the author of, among other works, "Falling Toward England" and "The Silver Castle" and the forthcoming "As Of This Writing: The Essential Essays."
A literary intelligence beholden only to feeling Sven Birkerts, Sven Birkerts is the author of five books of essays and the recent memoir, "My Sky Blue Trades."
Business sense and sensibility, 1950s style James Wolcott, James Wolcott is the author of "The Catsitters" and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.
The unsung woman behind a Nobel Prize Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."
The Great Divide David Grossman, Israeli novelist David Grossman is the author, most recently, of "Be My Knife."
A State of Change: California's Tilt Toward the Left Harold Meyerson, Harold Meyerson is editor at large of the American Prospect and political editor of LA Weekly.
U.S. Must Open the Eyes of an Insular Giant Scott Savitt and Bei Ling, Bei Ling is a poet and literary editor in forced exile from China. Scott Savitt, managing editor of the University of California Press magazine Contexts, has written extensively from China.
Same-Old, Same-Old Approach Backfiring Julia Sweig, Julia Sweig is senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin America program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
What About Reform, Chief? Joe Domanick, Joe Domanick is the senior fellow at USC's Annenberg School Institute for Justice and Journalism.
The Great Divide Shlomo Avineri, Shlomo Avineri is a professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry in the first administration of Yitzhak Rabin.
Civilians Could Pay a High Price Peter Bouckaert, Peter Bouckaert is a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch.
The Nose Knows Peter Sinsheimer and Robert Gottlieb, Peter Sinsheimer is director of the Pollution Prevention and Education Center at Occidental College. Robert Gottlieb is a professor of urban and environmental policy at Occidental.
A Dream on the Brink Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is the deputy editor of the Book Review at the Los Angeles Times.