What happened on April 04, 2004
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The Ultimate Forgiveness Vince Beiser, Vince Beiser last wrote for the magazine about maximum-security units in California's prisons.
Sweet on Sweetbreads JAN WEIMER, Jan Weimer last wrote for the magazine about salt-crusted beef.
The Curious Cult of the New Marc Porter Zasada, Marc Porter Zasada last wrote for the magazine about poetic moments in a salesman's life.
The Morph Man Brian Alexander, Brian Alexander is a San Diego-based freelance writer and the author of "Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion" (Basic Books, 2003).
A little too glossy Nathaniel Rich, Nathaniel Rich is the author of the upcoming "San Francisco Noir."
Trying to go home again Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
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Bukowski, living on in the work Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
The wisdom of his years Francie Lin, Francie Lin is the deputy editor of the Threepenny Review.
Grief that never truly ends Carmela Ciuraru, Carmela Ciuraru is the editor of "Poems for America" and "Beat Poets."
Gays growing up and moving on Emily Bazelon, Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Legal Affairs magazine.
Countering the counterculture Michael Shermer, Michael Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine and the author of "How We Believe" and "The Science of Good and Evil."
The war against the West Walter Laqueur, Walter Laqueur is a distinguished scholar of the Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the author of many books, including "No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-first Century" and "A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel."
How the media got that way Ken Auletta, Ken Auletta writes about media and communication for the New Yorker and is the author, most recently, of "Backstory: Inside the Business of News."
From ivory tower to the halls of power Jim Sleeper, Jim Sleeper, a lecturer in political science at Yale, is at work on a book about American national identity.
Remember the Blood Frenzy of Rwanda Samantha Power, Samantha Power is the author of "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and a lecturer in human rights policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
A Radio Broadcaster Who Lived by 'Show, Don't Tell' Michael Skube, Michael Skube is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He teaches journalism at Elon University.
Iraqi Democrats Feeling Sidelined Michael Rubin, Michael Rubin is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and was a governance team advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
The U.S. Department of Fear William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her Turn to Fight la SIDA Rafael Campo, Rafael Campo teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His most recent book is "The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry."
Playing Into Their Hands George Soros, George Soros heads Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. His most recent book is "The Bubble of American Supremacy."
A Hot-Button Issue in the Cold War's Wake Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky, Eugene Rumer is a fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. Richard Sokolsky is a State Department official. Their views do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the departments of Defense and State or the U.S. government.
Putting Broken Georgia Back Together Again Rajan Menon, Rajan Menon is Monroe J. Rathbone professor of international relations at Lehigh University.