What happened on February 02, 2003
Wonderful, mysterious, beautiful 1.61803 ... Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."
Anthologies without borders 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."
A journey of discovery inside Lewis and Clark Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley is director of the Eisenhower Center and professor of history at the University of New Orleans.
Anxiously awaiting the new Europe Walter Laqueur, Walter Laqueur is the author of, among other books, "The Rebirth of Europe."
His muse: America Joseph Horowitz, Joseph Horowitz is the author of "Wagner Nights: An American History" and the forthcoming "Dvorak in America: In Search of the New World."
The moral of the story comes first Lee Siegel, Lee Siegel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism.
Brave new McWorld Benjamin R. Barber, Benjamin R. Barber, a distinguished professor at the University of Maryland, is the author of numerous books, including "Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World" and "The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House."
The rebel speaks for herself Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is a fellow of the Sundance Institute's Writing Arts Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Prosperity's Brutal Price Jim Robbins, Jim Robbins is a freelance writer living in Helena, Mont.
The $5 Treatment Heather King, Heather King is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and a commentator for National Public Radio. She last wrote for the magazine about neighbors.
The Drug War Refugees Eric Bailey, Eric Bailey is a Times staff writer based in Sacramento.
Stacy Peralta's Next Wave Howard Libes, Howard Libes last wrote for the magazine about the popularity of skateboarding and punk music in Europe.
Uncommon scents Hillary Johnson, Hillary Johnson last wrote for the magazine on fashion designer Trina Turk.
Countdown to War Jack Miles, Jack Miles, recently named a MacArthur Fellow, is senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is the author, most recently, of "Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God."
Countdown to War Gary Schmitt, Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project for the New American Century.
County Should Look for a Merger, Not a Miracle Marc B. Haefele, Marc B. Haefele comments on local and state issues for KPCC-FM (89.3) in Pasadena.
The Male-Heavy World of Science Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim writes the Quark Soup column on science and culture for the LA Weekly. This piece is based on a lecture she gave recently at Caltech.
Clipping Pilots' Wings Peter Garrison, Peter Garrison is a pilot and columnist for Flying magazine.
Schools Back Cutting Mandates, Not Funds Dennis Smith, Dennis Smith is superintendent of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.
The Real State of the Union Is Not Healthy Loretta Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is a U.S. Representative from the 46th Congressional District.
U.S. Ignores Putin's Assault on Rights Michael McFaul, Michael McFaul is a Hoover fellow and professor of political science at Stanford University.