What happened on September 15, 2002
Confession of a Child Killer Tim Reiterman, Tim Reiterman is a Times staff writer based in Northern California.
Poignant Protest Times staff writer Richard A. Serrano, who is based in Washington, D.C., last wrote for the magazine about U.S. domestic morale during World War II.
Home is Where the Heart Aches DOMINIQUE DIBBELL, Dominique Dibbell is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
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Let the Shows Begin Josh Friedman, Daryl H. Miller, Mark Sachs, Scott Sandell and Jonathan Taylor
He's Staging the Revolt By Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
For a Change, Less Is More Josh Friedman, Daryl H. Miller, Mark Sachs, Scott Sandell and Jonathan Taylor
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Sports Josh Friedman, Daryl H. Miller, Mark Sachs, Scott Sandell and Jonathan Taylor
Syndication Josh Friedman, Daryl H. Miller, Mark Sachs, Scott Sandell and Jonathan Taylor
Rumble Below May Shake the Mighty SHERRY BEBITCH JEFFE, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior scholar in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC.
Interest Rate Cure Turns Into a Malady DAVID FRIEDMAN, David Friedman, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Why a War With Iraq Is Inevitable WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Great Water War ROBERT V. PHILLIPS and KENNETH W. DOWNEY, Robert V. Phillips is former general manager and chief engineer of the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Kenneth W. Downey is a former assistant city attorney.
Bug-Free Ballot Boxes RICHARD L. HASEN, Richard L. Hasen is a professor specializing in election law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Shoes That Didn't Drop JAY TAYLOR, Jay Taylor was a deputy secretary of State for intelligence and research in the Reagan administration.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors MIKE MALES, Mike Males has written four books on youth issues and teaches sociology at UC Santa Cruz.
American Odyssey VICTOR MERINA, Victor Merina is a former Times staff writer and fellow for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He lived in New York as a Freedom Forum Media Studies Center fellow.
A Step Toward Tyranny KARRIE PETERSON, Karrie Peterson is the government information librarian at UC San Diego.
LAPD Confidential: Let's End 40 Years of Bad Juju JAMES ELLROY, James Ellroy is the author of "L.A. Confidential" (Warner Books, 1990) and a memoir, "My Dark Places" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996).
One-Man Band ARAM SAROYAN, Aram Saroyan is the author of "Artists in Trouble: New Stories," "Starting Out in the Sixties: Selected Essays" and "Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness and Murder."
From Sea to Shining Sea RUTH FRANKLIN, Ruth Franklin is associate literary editor of the New Republic.
Flesh and Blood EUGEN WEBER, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Pugilist at Rest DANIEL HALPERN, Daniel Halpern is editorial director of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, and the co-founder and editor of Antaeus.
Country Roads, Take Us Home JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
How the Law Reflects the World We Create EDWARD LAZARUS, Edward Lazarus is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall and Future of the Modern Supreme Court." He is a lawyer in private practice.
'It's Pensions, Stupid!' KEVIN PHILLIPS, Kevin Phillips is the author of numerous books, including "Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich."
The Man in the White Coat CELESTE FREMON, Celeste Fremon is the author of "Father Greg & the Homeboys: The Extraordinary Journey of Father Greg Boyle and His Work With the Latino Gangs of East L.A."
Marvel on the Mound WALTER BERNSTEIN, Walter Bernstein is a screenwriter and the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist."
The Great American Novel PATRICK GILES, Patrick Giles is associate editor of Interview magazine.
Lust for Life PAUL BERMAN, Paul Berman is the author of "A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968." His essay is adapted from the introduction to a new edition of "Martin Eden," to be published by the Modern Library later this year.