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What happened on April 20, 2003







  • Selling advice to the hands that rock the cradle Francine Prose, Francine Prose is the author of numerous books, including "The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired" and "Blue Angel."

  • Inventing Calvino Michael Mewshaw, Michael Mewshaw is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, "Shelter From the Storm: A Novel" and "Do I Owe You Something?: A Memoir of the Literary Life."

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  • Tough, resourceful and flip Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.

  • Evil and malice at the tea table Caroline Fraser, Caroline Fraser is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the author of "God's Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church."

  • Democracy and its roots of grass Richard Flacks, Richard Flacks is a professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara and the author of "Making History: The American Left and the American Mind."

  • Infections of the body politic Robert Lee Hotz, Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer for The Times.

  • When fate let America purchase a new dream Andro Linklater, Andro Linklater is the author of "Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy."

  • The Internet: a novel approach Danielle Crittenden, Danielle Crittenden is the author of "amanda bright @ home" (Warner Books).

  • Demonstrated ideals Naomi Klein, Naomi Klein is the author of "No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies" and "Fences and Windows: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate."

  • Faith tangled up in reality Kai Maristed, Kai Maristed is the author of "Fall: A Novel" and "Belong to Me: Stories."

  • Voodoo but no real magic Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author of "Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" and the novel "Martyrs' Crossing."

  • The morality of remembering Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.

  • Liberating movements 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."






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