What happened on October 05, 2003
A woman left unexplained Susie Linfield, Susie Linfield is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Old wine in a new bottle Vivian Gornick, Vivian Gornick is a contributing writer to Book Review.
A hawk on the wing Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is an editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times.
A life in music, and far beyond Robert Winter, Robert Winter holds the presidential chair in music and interactive arts at UCLA. Two of his new interactive DVD titles, "Dvorak in America" (with Joseph Horowitz) and "Performing the Bartok Quartets" (with the Emerson Quartet), will appear in early 2004.
Tom Jones in spurs Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of the upcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
When the Corps goes to war Tony Perry, Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for The Times, was an embedded reporter with the 1st Marine Division in Iraq.
The conservative connoisseur Hilton Kramer, Hilton Kramer is the editor of the New Criterion and the author of numerous books, including "The Age of the Avant-Garde" and "The Twilight of the Intellectuals."
Reigniting a cold case David J. Garrow, David J. Garrow is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Bearing the Cross," a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lessons unlearned in the Middle East Milton Viorst, Milton Viorst is the author of "What Shall I Do With This People? Jews and the Fractious Politics of Judaism" and has been reporting on the Middle East for three decades.
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Political Gleanings Amy Wilentz, Wilentz is the author of "Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" and the novel "Martyrs' Crossing." She is at work on a book about the recall and California.
There's No Call to Celebrate the Telemarketer Registry Jeffrey Milberg, Jeffrey Milberg, president and co-founder of a telemarketing service bureau in New York, is a member of the Direct Marketing Assn.
Who Needs Data on Race? The Schools, for One Jeannie Oakes and John Rogers, Professors Jeannie Oakes and John Rogers direct UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access.
Latino Unity Fails to Live Up to Hype Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He's writing a book on how Mexican immigration will change America's view of race.
'Under God': An 'Injury' With Almost No Victims Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Allen is the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus."
NASCAR Dads Fuel Strategies for Bush in '04 Arlie Hochschild, Arlie Hochschild is the author of "The Time Bind" and "The Commercialization of Intimate Life." She teaches sociology at UC Berkeley. A longer version of this piece can be found at www.tomdispatch.com.
The End Game 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 a political analyst for KNBC.
George W. Bush's Medieval Presidency 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."
Conan the Vulgarian Susan Faludi, Susan Faludi is the author of "Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man" and "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women."
Da Holy Hour Fran Tunno, Fran Tunno is a freelance writer and voiceover artist living in Glendale.
The Great Horned Hope Katherine Gould, Katherine Gould, a freelance writer living in Glendale, worked at the Los Angeles Zoo for three years. Her first book, a collection of animal mating rituals offered as lessons for humans and called "A Tiger in the Bedroom," will be released this month by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
An Old Flame CHRIS RUBIN, Chris Rubin last wrote for the magazine about herbal tisanes.
Recasting the ruins Michael Webb / photographed by fernando bengoechea
But, Teacher, My Homework Got Run Over at the Taco Bell Protest Richard Lee Colvin, Richard Lee Colvin, a former education writer for The Times, is director of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University.