What happened on July 20, 2003
Plenty to Squawk About Mira Tweti, Mira Tweti is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
An Octopus' Garden STETT HOLBROOK, Stett Holbrook is a freelance writer living in Northern California.
A desert resurrection Wade Graham, Wade Graham last wrote for the magazine about the peril of fire in the West.
Just Plain Batty Paul Vercammen, Paul Vercammen last wrote for the magazine about Toluca Baseball player Liam Booth, who triumphed on the field after surviving four heart surgeries.
Undermining American workers Fred Dickey, Fred Dickey last wrote for the magazine about Indian gaming in California.
No More Boom-Bust Blues Susanne Trimbath, Susanne Trimbath is a senior research economist at the Milken Institute. Her most recent study is "A New Kind of Gold? Investment in Housing in Times of Economic Uncertainty."
Census Bureau's Latino Quandary Anthony E. Chavez, Anthony E. Chavez was a member of the Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population, 1994-2002.
A Blurred Vision Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond and Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond and Michael McFaul are fellows at Stanford's Hoover Institution.
In Century-Old Misadventure, a Caution for U.S. Frank Gibney, Frank Gibney, professor of politics at Pomona College, is president of the Pacific Basin Institute. He is the author of "The Pacific Century," "Five Gentlemen of Japan" and other books on Asia.
Of Troops -- and the Truth Dan Smith, Dan Smith, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is a military affairs analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus and a senior fellow on military affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Big Food's Aisles of Excess Greg Critser, Greg Critser is author of "Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World."
Plan May Be Another Strikeout For Fairness Robert Gottlieb, Robert Gottlieb is co-author of the forthcoming "The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City." The Norris Poulson interview is described in his first book, written with Irene Wolt, "Thinking Big: The Story of the Los Angeles Times, Its Publishers, and their Influence on Southern California."
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The devil, the reality and Stagolee David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."
How New York's stock went up Steve Fraser, Steve Fraser, the 2003 Anschutz distinguished teaching fellow at Princeton University, is writing a book on the cultural history of Wall Street.
Theft, murder, free enterprise Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Birds Mario Benedetti
The weariness, the fever and the fret in New York City Gavin Lambert, Gavin Lambert is the author of many books, including "The Slide Area," "On Cukor" and a forthcoming biography of Natalie Wood.
Inside the tortured mind of a modern art revolutionary Arthur C. Danto, Arthur C. Danto, emeritus Johnsonian professor of philosophy at Columbia University, is art critic for the Nation and author of numerous works, including "Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present," a collection of art criticism that won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism.
Awash in the digital typhoon Jackie Bennion, Jackie Bennion is a producer for PBS online and a former assistant managing editor at Wired.
Measuring an intellect as limitless as the universe Timothy Ferris, Timothy Ferris is the author, most recently, of "Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe," which won the 2003 PEN USA West award for research nonfiction.
Songs rising from a well of pain Greil Marcus, Greil Marcus is the author of "The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes."
Down the rabbit hole Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
At peace with one self D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir."