What happened on May 11, 2003
A firebrand for freedom Ronald K.L. Collins, Ronald K.L. Collins is a scholar at the First Amendment Center in Arlington, Va., where he oversees the First Amendment online library (www.firstamendmentcenter.org). He is also the co-author (with David M. Skover) of "The Trials of Lenny Bruce."
A stardom doomed by expectation Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of, most recently, the memoir, "Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip." His film biography of Charles Chaplin, "Charlie," will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
Applying truth to the Bible Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Beyond the edge of imagination Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."
Our legal problems Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court." He is a lawyer in private practice.
The serious business of literature Kate Jennings, Kate Jennings is the author of the novel "Moral Hazard."
An ancient war and a modern question: Why? Peter Green, Peter Green is the author of "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age," and is the Dougherty centennial professor of classics emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and adjunct professor of classics, University of Iowa.
'The crack of doom' Kenneth Reich, Kenneth Reich is a staff writer for the Times.
Genesis, the sequel Michael Harris, Michael Harris is a contributor to Book Review.
Spying for the revolution Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and the editor of "Cuba: A Travelers Literary Companion." She writes the Global Buzz column for Newsweek International.
Searching for Tato Mitchell Landsberg, Mitchell Landsberg is a Times staff writer.
He Made Boxing Bloom in the Desert Murray Olderman, Murray Olderman is a former sports columnist and cartoonist whose work regularly appeared in 750 daily newspapers. He is the author of 11 books and was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1993.
Pink Dot Nation Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler last wrote for the magazine about the National Championship Air Races in Reno.
Wife Envy Kristen Taylor, Kristen Taylor is a cognitive psychologist in Los Angeles and an at-home mother of two.
Socialism Lives! Barbara Ehrenreich, Barbara Ehrenreich is the author, most recently, of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America."
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He Was an Author Only a Mother Could Love Ann Hulbert, Ann Hulbert is author of "Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children" (Knopf, 2003).
The Machine That Ate Bill Bennett Marc Cooper, Marc Cooper is a contributing editor to the Nation magazine and a columnist for LA Weekly. His forthcoming book is "The Last Honest Place in America: Paradise and Perdition in the New Las Vegas."
It Takes Two to Wage Peace Trude B. Feldman, Trude B. Feldman covers the White House and State Department and reports on the Middle East.
Parting Souls Joel Kotkin and Karen Speicher, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Policy. Karen Speicher is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.
Good News From the Front William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bush's Game of Revenge Peter Hakim, Peter Hakim is president of Inter-American Dialogue.
Proof Against Belmont Is Shaky Jay Namson and Thom Davis, Jay Namson and Thom Davis are geologists who specialize in oil and gas exploration and earthquake hazard analysis.
A Surprising Thaw on the Subcontinent Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is an international consultant who recently returned from South and Central Asia.
Tell Mama All About It? Not Without a Lawyer Monica S. Lewinsky, Monica S. Lewinsky is host of Fox's "Mr. Personality." Her mother was subpoenaed by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who led the investigation of President Clinton.
Bring In the Real Cops Nicole Szulc Ginn, Nicole Szulc Ginn was the spokeswoman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.