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What happened on April 27, 2003

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  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • First Fiction Mark Rozzo

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  • Mortality and matters mortuary Pat Lynch, Pat Lynch is a second-generation funeral director and president-elect of the Michigan Funeral Directors Assn. and chairman of its consumer protection committee.

  • Soul-searching science Margaret Jacob, Margaret Jacob is the author of "The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans." She is a professor of history at UCLA.

  • He's got game David Halberstam, David Halberstam is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 14 national bestsellers, including "The Best and the Brightest." His new book is "The Teammates."

  • Literature, served a la carte Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a poet, critic and essayist whose books include "Europe, Europe," "Politics and Crime," "Zig Zag" and "Lighter Than Air: Moral Poems." This essay was translated from the German by Zaia Alexander.

  • A parable of the go-go '80s Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short story collection "Stealing the Fire" and a contributing editor to Parade magazine.

  • The devoted reader Thomas Sanchez, Thomas Sanchez is the author, most recently, of "King Bongo: A Novel of Havana." His first novel, "Rabbit Boss," has been reprinted for its 30th anniversary.

  • In exile and matrimony Larry Ceplair, Larry Ceplair is the coauthor of "The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960."

  • The straight story Kevin Baker, Kevin Baker is the author of "Paradise Alley," a historical novel about the Civil War draft riots in New York City.

  • A certain kind of release Kathy Boudin, Kathy Boudin is the editor and coauthor of "Breaking the Walls of Silence: AIDS and Women in a New York State Maximum-Security Prison" and has worked extensively with prisoners on mother-child relationships, AIDS and education. She is a former member of the Weather Underground, serving 20 years to life in New York for her unarmed and secondary role in the 1981 robbery of a Brink's truck, which left one security guard and two policemen dead.

  • Dark side of the moon Lesley Chamberlain, Lesley Chamberlain, who worked for Reuters in Moscow in 1978 and 1979, is the author of several books, including "In the Communist Mirror," "Volga Volga: A Journey Down the Great River" and "In a Place Like That." She is working on a study of Russian philosophy, "The Good Man in Russia."

  • Fame and its cousin, infamy Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author, most recently, of "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip." He reviews movies for Time magazine and is a contributing writer to the Book Review.

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