What happened on July 06, 2003
Listening to Oakland Scott Duke Harris, Scott Duke Harris last wrote for the magazine about Marin County's hot tub legacy.
The Burning Season Rick Bass, Rick Bass is a Montana-based writer. He is the author of "The Hermit's Story," a collection of short stories published last year by Houghton Mifflin.
The Full Pacino Joseph Honig, Joseph Honig writes for television in Los Angeles. His commentaries air on Public Radio International's "Marketplace" broadcast.
Lego Vision ANDREW JOHN IGNATIUS VONTZ
The Odd Payoff of a Crime Scott Martelle, Scott Martelle is a Times staff writer based in Orange County.
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The overthrow of democracy in Iran Nikki R. Keddie, Nikki R. Keddie is professor emerita of Middle Eastern and Iranian history at UCLA and is the author of "Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution."
A little more kin, and more than kind Frederic Raphael, Frederic Raphael is the author of many novels, screenplays and translations and is co-editor of "The Great Philosophers From Socrates to Turing."
Smears on a seamy L.A. canvas Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is deputy editor of Book Review.
Eroticism's symphony Adriana Lopez, Adriana Lopez is the editor of Criticas, Publishers Weekly's sister magazine on Spanish-language literature.
High priest of the hard-core underground Douglas Brinkley, Douglas Brinkley is director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and a professor of history at the University of New Orleans.
It'll be a bug's life Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a historian of science and technology who works at the Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank.
The rhetoric changes, yet the art endures Pete Hamill, Pete Hamill is the author of numerous books, including "Diego Rivera."
Coming to terms with Gettysburg John Rhodehamel, John Rhodehamel is Norris Foundation curator at the Huntington Library and organizer of the library's new exhibition, "Forever Free: Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation" which begins a national tour in September.
Orwell's final muse, without the doublespeak Matthew Price, Matthew Price is an occasional contributor to Book Review, among other publications.
Assimilation and its discontents Frederick R. Lynch, Frederick R. Lynch is author of "The Diversity Machine" and associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
Bitter fate and battered souls Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
A poetics of the unspoken Jeff Turrentine, Jeff Turrentine is a writer whose essays and criticism have appeared in several publications, including Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest and Slate.com.
West Coast Gumbo Jervey Tervalon, Jervey Tervalon's latest novel, "Lita," has just been released.
The Day of the Long Knives 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 and political analyst for KCAL-TV.
A New Nuclear Age William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exorcising the Ghosts of a Nation Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, who serves on the boards of the International Crisis Group and Human Rights Watch, recently returned from a trip to Iraq with Save the Children.
Democrats Putting Davis at Risk Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn is co-editor of the California Target Book, a nonpartisan analysis of California congressional and legislative elections.
A Nader Voter Sings the Bush Blues Jason Salzman, Jason Salzman, co-founder of Repent NaderVoter.com, is author of "Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits" (1998, Westview Press).
El Toro Contamination: Developer, Insure Thyself Gregory F. Hurley, Gregory F. Hurley is an environmental lawyer with the Irvine office of Kutak Rock. He is a registered environmental assessor and has received commendations from the Marine Corps and the California Legislature for his work on the El Toro Marine base.
Democracy and Unions Go Together Julius Getman and F. Ray Marshall, Julius Getman is a law professor and F. Ray Marshall, former U.S. secretary of Labor, is an economics and public affairs professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Marshall is also a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on Labor Diplomacy.
Excavate the Past to Make Amends for an Old Sin Tony Platt, Tony Platt, emeritus professor of social work at Cal State Sacramento, is a member of the editorial board of Social Justice and author of books and articles on U.S. history and social policy.
Jordan's Troubling Detour Toujan Faisal and Ian Urbina, Toujan Faisal was, in 1993, the first woman to win a seat in the Jordanian parliament. Last year she was imprisoned for four months after accusing the government of corruption. Ian Urbina is associate editor at the Middle East Research and Information Project in Washington.
The Maddox Legacy: 'Phooey!' Steve Oney, Former Georgian Steve Oney's book on a notorious Southern lynching, "And the Dead Shall Rise," will be published in October by Pantheon.
'Baskin-Robbins' Voting Andrew Reding, Andrew Reding is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, where he directs the Project for Global Democracy and Human Rights.