What happened on November 10, 2002
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The eminent misanthrope of Baltimore Brad Leithauser, Brad Leithauser is the author of numerous books, including "Darlington's Fall: A Novel in Verse" and "The Odd Last Thing She Did: Poems."
Losing her head, losing her heart Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Going to the movies, missing the big picture Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel reviews movies for Time. His latest book, "Good Morning Mr Zip Zip Zip," will be published next spring.
The critic's eye, clear and cool Stephen Metcalf, Stephen Metcalf is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, The New Republic and The New York Observer.
Writing his way out of his father's shadow Caroline Fraser, Caroline Fraser is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, among other publications.
Passion, liberty, death: a song of Nicaragua James LeMoyne, James LeMoyne, a former reporter for The New York Times, covered Nicaragua in the 1980s.
All dressed up and no place to go Adam Hochschild, Adam Hochschild is the author of "Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels" and "King Leopold's Ghost."
Once upon a time ... Gerard Jones, Gerard Jones is the author of "Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence."
Her brother's keeper Francie Lin, Francie Lin is the associate editor of the Threepenny Review.
A clay that shapes the potter Benjamin Kunkel, Benjamin Kunkel is an occasional contributor to Book Review.
Life of the Party PETER MCQUAID, Peter McQuaid, a frequent contributor to the Style section, last wrote about men's fashion for fall.
Fancy That! MARTIN BOOE, Martin Booe, a frequent contributor to the magazine, last wrote about spices.
The Art of Entertaining DAVID LANSING, David Lansing last wrote for the magazine on home offices.
Little Bites AMELIA SALTSMAN, Amelia Saltsman last wrote for the magazine about Persian mulberries.
Tide of Refugees Could Swamp War Effort Arthur C. Helton and Gil Loescher, Arthur C. Helton is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century" (Oxford University Press, 2002). Gil Loescher is a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
A New Vision for the Valley Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor of Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at Pepperdine University and at the Milken Institute. He is writing a book on the history of cities for Modern Library.
It's Up to EU to Check U.S. Hubris Charles A. Kupchan, Charles A. Kupchan, a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of "The End of the American Era."
Contenders in an Eastside Brawl Frank del Olmo, Frank del Olmo is associate editor of The Times.
Quenching Our Growing Thirst Tom Harman, Tom Harman is the Assembly member for the 67th District.
In Hannibal Country 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."
Ready for Next Actor-Governor? Check Out His Political Muscles John J. Pitney Jr., John J. Pitney Jr. is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and author of "The Art of Political Warfare."
A Pinup-Picture Dispute Burns Out of Control Bob Sipchen, Bob Sipchen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer, is associate editor of The Times' editorial pages.
Plight of a Captor Turned Captive Barry Rosen, Barry Rosen was the last U.S. press attache in Iran. He is the executive director of external affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Building a War: As Some Argue, Supply Lines Fill Up William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-Mail: email@example.com.
In Facing Evil, the Vatican Blinks Jason Berry, Jason Berry, author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation," is working on a book with Gerald Renner about the Vatican and American Catholic Church.
For Some, the Evidence Doesn't Matter Samuel R. Gross, Samuel R. Gross is a professor of law at the University of Michigan.