What happened on August 22, 2004
Dancing With Rose Lauren Kessler, Lauren Kessler last wrote for the magazine about the Coast Starlight train. She directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. Her most recent book is "Clever Girl" (HarperCollins, 2003).
The Other Cult of Diana SUSAN STRAIGHT, Susan Straight last wrote for the magazine about fruit trees.
Riding From Shadow Wendy Moon, Wendy Moon is a freelance writer living in Northridge.
The Wing and I ADAM TSCHORN, Adam Tschorn last wrote for the magazine about cheesecake.
The Unapologetic Warrior Tony Perry, Tony Perry is The Times' San Diego bureau chief. He last wrote for the magazine about reporting from Iraq.
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You Be the Judge Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Sen. Kerry's Stem-Cell Fairy Tales Eric Cohen, Eric Cohen is editor and founder of the New Atlantis and a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Morocco's Crime-Terror Nexus Mitchell Koss, Mitchell Koss is a television news and documentary producer in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on PBS, ABC, MTV, CNN and NBC. He reported this story with Laura Ling.
Politics Dog the Oil Reserve David G. Victor and Joshua C. House, David G. Victor, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Joshua C. House are in the Program on Energy & Sustainable Development at Stanford University.
Unveiling Secrets Douglas Foster, Douglas Foster is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Black/Migrant Rivalry for Jobs Can Be Eased David Bacon, David Bacon is a labor journalist and photographer. He is the author of "NAFTA's Children."
Terrorism Inc. Rajan Menon, Rajan Menon is the Monroe J. Rathbone professor of international relations at Lehigh University and a fellow of the New America Foundation.
'Greenwashing' Leaves a Stain of Distortion Geoffrey Johnson, Geoffrey Johnson is program coordinator of the Green Life, a nonprofit environmental organization.
Sisters of a kind Carolyn See, Carolyn See is the author of numerous books, including "Making a Literary Life," "Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America" and "The Handyman: A Novel."
Goodbye to all that Peter Green, Peter Green is the former fiction critic of the London Daily Telegraph and the author of many books, including "Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age," "The Laughter of Aphrodite" and "The Sword of Pleasure."
Inside Reagan's bid for detente Richard Pipes, Richard Pipes is Baird professor emeritus of history at Harvard University and author, most recently, of "Vixi: The Memoirs of a Non-Belonger."
The familiar quest for fame Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is a writer whose work has appeared in L.A. Weekly, the Village Voice and McSweeney's.
Cold War's cultural front Michael Scammell, Michael Scammell is the author of "Solzhenitsyn: A Biography." His authorized biography, "Cosmic Reporter: The Life and Times of Arthur Koestler," is set to be published next year.
A great divide and how it began Mary Lee Settle, Mary Lee Settle is the author of many books, including "I, Roger Williams" and "Spanish Recognitions."