What happened on December 16, 2004
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Calendar's picks for your pickiest Robert Hilburn; Kenneth Turan; Carina Chocano; Kevin Thomas; Christopher Hawthorne; Dan Neil; Christopher Knight; Booth Moore; Lewis Segal; Don Shirley; Don Heckman; Mark Swed; Paul Brownfield; Robert Lloyd; Susan King
Buzz Bands Frank Farrar, Kevin Bronson
In a dance trance Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
Janissaries Versus the Storm Troopers Elif Shafak, Elif Shafak, a professor of Near Eastern studies at the University of Arizona, is of Turkish descent. Her first novel in English, "The Saint of Incipient Insanities," was just published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
West Should Welcome Turkey MAX BOOT, Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
WMD: Writers' Massive Delusions Andy Borowitz, Andy Borowitz is author of "The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers" (Simon & Schuster, 2004).
HOME & GARDEN
You glow, girls Chris Erskine, Chris Erskine can be reached at email@example.com.
An idyllic compromise Peter Lefcourt, Peter Lefcourt is a novelist and writer-producer of film and television. His new novel, "The Manhattan Beach Project," a send-up of the reality television business, will be published in February.