What happened on September 21, 2003
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Politicized Courts: They're a Time-Honored Tradition Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."
Should He Go? David Grossman, David Grossman's most recent book is "Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo."
'New Russia' Ailing; Stand Up, Mr. Bush James M. Goldgeier and Michael McFaul, James M. Goldgeier is a professor at George Washington University. Michael McFaul is a Hoover fellow and professor at Stanford University. Their book, "Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy Toward Russia After the Cold War," will be published next month by Brookings Institution Press.
Should He Go? Efraim Karsh, Efraim Karsh is head of Mediterranean studies at King's College, University of London, and currently a visiting professor at Harvard. His latest book, "Arafat's War," comes out next month.
Machine Politics Amy Wilentz, Amy 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.
Bad Forecasts Cause Sticky Oil Situation Michelle Billig, Michelle Billig was in the U.S. Department of Energy under the Clinton and Bush administrations and is currently a fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Risky Business of Modern War William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scorning Public Life Is Shameful Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr is state librarian of California and university professor in the department of history at USC. His "Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003" is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf.
Breaking Bread JAN WEIMER, Jan Weimer last wrote for the magazine about plank-grilled salmon.
Magical History Tour Mark Edward Harris, Mark Edward Harris is a Los Angeles photographer and writer. His last piece for the magazine was a look at life along the DMZ between the two Koreas.
The Yoga Games Shawn Hubler, Shawn Hubler is a Times staff writer who last wrote for the magazine about life after the bust in Silicon Valley.
The Big-Bang Brotherhood John Balzar, John Balzar is a senior features writer for The Times.
Quartet Leonard Nathan
Emma Bovary at the beach 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."
Marriage's miseries Bernadette Murphy, Bernadette Murphy is a frequent contributor to Book Review.
Facing up to Pyongyang Warren I. Cohen, Warren I. Cohen is distinguished university professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Writing cracks open a door at juvenile hall Thomas J. Cottle, Thomas J. Cottle is a professor of education at Boston University and the author most recently of "A Sense of Self: The Work of Affirmation" and "At Peril: Stories of Injustice."
Before 'Coffee, tea or me' became 'Drop that nail file' Joe Queenan, Joe Queenan is the author, most recently, of "Balsamic Dreams: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation."
When war raged far from the battlefield Todd Gitlin, Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University and the author of "The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage" and, most recently, "Letters to a Young Activist."
A bird that keeps soaring Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography."
Liberties disappearing before our eyes John W. Dean, John W. Dean is a former Nixon White House counsel, a Findlaw.com columnist and the author of several books, including a forthcoming biography of Warren G. Harding.
An American herstory Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles' most recent book, "Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space," will be out in early October.