What happened on December 05, 2004
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The Supreme Beginner David Feige is a public defender and a Soros Justice Media Fellow in New York. "Indefensible," his book about the criminal justice system, will be published by Little, Brown in 2005.
Peace and Pleasure DAVID LEITE, David Leite last wrote for the magazine about mussels.
Lower, Slower, Nearer Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim writes the Quark Soup science column for the LA Weekly. She is the director of The Institute For Figuring, a new Los Angeles-based organization that presents science in unusual ways.
Cops and Writers Richard Setlowe, Richard Setlowe is the author of five novels, including "The Sexual Occupation of Japan," recently published by HarperCollins.
Swingin' Through the Years Emory Holmes II, Emory Holmes II is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
Why I Resigned From the CIA Michael Scheuer, Michael Scheuer, a 22-year veteran of the CIA, wrote "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror" (Brassey's Inc., 2004) under the pseudonym Anonymous.
Good Design Keeps the Doctor Away Neal Kaufman, Dr. Neal Kaufman is co-director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, a member of the First 5 LA commission and director of primary care pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dropping the Ball Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Sizzle to Fizzle Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor of Opinion, is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation and author of "The City: A Global History," to be published next year by Modern Library.
A Sorry World -- Busted and Broke Bjorn Lomborg, Bjorn Lomborg, a professor at the University of Aarhus, is the organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus and editor of "Global Crises, Global Solutions."
Court's No Place for Pettiness Jack Miles, Jack Miles is senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and is a freelance writer on religion, culture and politics.
An O.C. Sequel May Be Coming Soon Mark Baldassare, Mark Baldassare is the author of "When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy."
The place we call home Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
A year of remarkable poetry Carol Muske-Dukes, Carol Muske-Dukes is the author of "Sparrow: Poems."
Culinary books that more than measure up Regina Schrambling, Regina Schrambling writes about food for the Los Angeles Times, Metropolitan Home and other publications.
Where stories got their start Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is acting deputy editor of Book Review.
Oases spanning the centuries Kristina Lindgren, Kristina Lindgren is an assistant editor of Book Review.
Beyond nuts and bolts to grace and glamour Dan Neil, Dan Neil is The Times' automotive critic. He was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
Nonfiction James Mann; Richard Brookhiser; Amy Wilentz; Mark Arax; Richard Howard; Benjamin Schwarz; Robert Christgau; John Rechy; Robert Finch; Douglas Brinkley; Edward Lazarus; Gary Indiana; Nicholas Meyer; Mary Lee Settle; Edmund Fawcett; Claire Panosian Dunavan; Stanley I. Kutler; Herbert Mitgang; Robert Scheer; Nicholas Goldberg; Anthony Pagden; Tom Nolan; David Thomson; Fred Anderson; Ronald Radosh; Chris Suellentrop; Kevin Starr
Not just politics as usual Nicholas Goldberg, Nicholas Goldberg is Op-Ed editor of The Times.
Hot on the mystery trail Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Pictures with a story to tell Louise Roug, Louise Roug is a Times staff writer for Calendar.
Fiction Peter Green; Jaroslaw Anders; Tom Nolan; Bernadette Murphy; Heller McAlpin; Merle Rubin; Herbert Gold; Francie Lin; Gary Indiana; Richard Schickel; Michael Harris; Jane Ciabattari; Thomas Curwen; Michael Gorra; Daniel Schifrin; David Freeman; Daphne Merkin; Greil Marcus; Rebecca Pawel; Kai Maristed
'Sammy' still running strong Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time and a contributing writer to Book Review.
Her words brought to life Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is the author of "Dirty Laundry."