What happened on March 23, 2003
Tangle of Repose Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer who last wrote for the magazine about children's book author Louis Sachar.
The Holy Wind Talker Leo W. Banks, Leo W. Banks is a freelance writer based in Tucson, Ariz.
The Anti-Oscar Martin Booe, Martin Booe is a frequent contributor to the magazine.
A Case for Comedy David Weddle, David Weddle's last piece for the magazine was an excerpt from his new book, "Among the Mansions of Eden: Tales of Love, Lust and Land in Beverly Hills" (William Morrow, 2003).
Wake-Up Call CHRIS RUBIN, Chris Rubin last wrote for the magazine about edible flowers.
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Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Arthur Schlesinger Jr. is a historian and the author, most recently, of "A Life in the 20th Century: Innocent Beginnings." He served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy.
Being Blind to the Past Clouds the Future Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author, most recently, of "Martyrs' Crossing: A Novel."
Humanitarian Crisis Brews Judith Coburn, Judith Coburn, a journalist, has covered war and its effects on civilians in Indochina, Central America and the Middle East.
U.N. Never Held a Cure Frederick W. Kagan, Frederick W. Kagan is a military historian and the co-author of "While America Sleeps."
Bush Lets It All Ride on His War William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a CNN political analyst.
Can the Peace Movement Reinvent Itself? Todd Gitlin, Todd Gitlin's "Letters to a Young Activist" will be published by Basic Books in April. He is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University.
To the Arabs, This Crusade Too Will Fail James Reston Jr., James Reston Jr. is the author, most recently, of "Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade." He is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
Disease of Our Making Barbara Ehrenreich, Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" and "Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War."
A War of Subtle Strategy William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com.
Power & Duty Gary Schmitt, Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project for the New American Century, a Washington think tank that once included key Bush administration defense officials.
The Theater Stages an Oscar Comeback Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is the author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Cracking their moral fiber Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Death from above James J. Sheehan, James J. Sheehan is the author of numerous books, including "German History, 1770-1866" and "Museums in the German Art World." He is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.
Missing the story Robert W. Cort, Robert W. Cort is a producer whose films include "Three Men and a Baby," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Jumanji" and the forthcoming "Against the Ropes." His novel, "Action!" will be published this summer.
The modern novel's master strategist E.L. Doctorow, E.L. Doctorow is the author of numerous novels, including "Ragtime" and, most recently, "City of God." Last month Queens College in New York City held a symposium on the work of the late German author W.G. Sebald. Doctorow examined Sebald's "The Emigrants."
A haunted race in 1950s Fresno Aram Saroyan, Aram Saroyan is the author of several books, including "Rancho Mirage: An American Tragedy of Manners, Madness and Murder," "Artists in Trouble: New Stories" and "Last Rites," a memoir of his father, playwright William Saroyan.
At home only in the word Vivian Gornick, Vivian Gornick is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Ike as spymaster: secrets on high James Bamford, James Bamford is the author of "The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization" and "Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency From the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century."
Turning teenagers into conspicuous consumers Karen Stabiner, Karen Stabiner is the author of "All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters."
Tracing the hate in a 1962 photo Karl Fleming, Karl Fleming, who reported on the civil rights movement for Newsweek magazine, is writing a memoir.
Spending the afterlife at Harvard Joseph Luzzi, Joseph Luzzi is assistant professor of Italian at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
The best of poetry in the worst of times Philip Levine, Philip Levine is the author of numerous books, including "New Selected Poems," "So Ask: Essays, Conversations, and Interviews" and "The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography." He has twice been awarded the National Book Award and in 1995 won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Simple Truth."