What happened on June 08, 2003
Waters of Three Gorges Dam Will Wash Over World Culture Lisa See, Lisa See's most recent book is "Dragon Bones" (Random House, 2003), which considers issues surrounding the building of the Three Gorges Dam.
Our Two Boys of Summer Frank del Olmo, Frank del Olmo is associate editor of The Times.
Surprise Kim With a Solution Rajan Menon, Rajan Menon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Monroe J. Rathbone professor of international relations at Lehigh University.
Deflating Deflation Robert M. Solow, Robert M. Solow is institute professor emeritus at MIT.
All Work and No Play Joe Robinson, Joe Robinson is author of "Work to Live: The Guide to Getting a Life" and founder of the Work to Live Campaign: www.worktolive.info.
There Should Be No Room for Cruelty to Livestock Peter Singer and Karen Dawn, Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, is the author of several books, including "Animal Liberation" (revised edition, Ecco, 2001). Karen Dawn is an animal advocate who runs a media watch at www.DawnWatch.com.
A Thinner Blue Line Jervey Tervalon, Jervey Tervalon's latest novel, "Lita," will be out in July.
Be Patient, Keep Looking Gary Schmitt, Gary Schmitt, executive director of the Project for the New American Century, was executive director of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board under President Reagan.
Democrats Will Have to Hop Onto Security Wagon Lawrence J. Haas and Richard Klein, Lawrence J. Haas, communications director to former Vice President Al Gore, is director of public affairs at Manning Selvage & Lee. Richard Klein, former special assistant for international security affairs at the State Department, is director of Kissinger McLarty Associates.
Dens of Iniquity Stephen Randall, Stephen Randall is executive editor of Playboy and author of the novel "The Other Side of Mulholland."
An Immoral Policy on Illegal Entry Wayne A. Cornelius, Wayne A. Cornelius is director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego and co-author of the forthcoming "Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective," 2nd edition (Stanford University Press).
Bush's Scorched-Earth Campaign Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
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Peter Buys an Electric Car Peter Horton, Peter Horton is a Santa Monica-based actor, director and writer.
Hanging Jewels Susan Straight, Susan Straight is the author of five novels, including "Highwire Moon" (Anchor Books), a National Book Award finalist in 2001.
Deja Vu Teresa Watanabe, Teresa Watanabe is a Times staff writer.
The stacks from cover to cover Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
The book business as fiction Herbert Gold, Herbert Gold is the author of many novels, including "Fathers," "The Man Who Was Not With It" and, most recently, "Daughter Mine."
The U.S. preens, and a conservative laments Warren I. Cohen, Warren I. Cohen is distinguished university professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
It wasn't about cinematic art Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip." His latest film is "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin."
Placing faith in the power of the novel Jeffrey Meyers, Jeffrey Meyers, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is the author of "D.H. Lawrence: A Biography," "Joseph Conrad: A Biography" and "Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation" and has recently completed a life of Somerset Maugham.
The strains of patriotism Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is a critic whose writings appear in a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal.
The art of self-destruction Jack Miles, Jack Miles, senior advisor to the president at the J. Paul Getty Trust, is the author of "Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God."
A vengeance born of pain Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Vietnamese family revised Peter Zinoman, Peter Zinoman, author of "The Colonial Bastille: A History of Imprisonment in Vietnam, 1862-1940," is an associate professor of history and Southeast Asian studies at UC Berkeley.