What happened on July 11, 2004
Medical Alert Janet Wells, Janet Wells is a freelance writer based in the Bay Area.
Imagine Dying Rick Loomis, Rick Loomis is a Times staff photographer.
Up In Smoke Heather King, Heather King is a commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered" and the author of "Parched," a memoir forthcoming from Chamberlain Bros.
Plain or Fancy HENRY FENWICK, Henry Fenwick last wrote for the magazine about cilantro.
Generation Me-Me-Me Martin Booe, Martin Booe last wrote for the magazine about retro desserts.
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Lively moments offstage too Gavin Lambert, Gavin Lambert is the author of many books, including "Natalie Wood: A Life," "Nazimova" and "On Cukor."
Grafton's P.I. takes a breather Dick Lochte, Dick Lochte is the coauthor, with Christopher Darden, of the legal thriller "Lawless."
A full-on battle or mere fray? Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and reviews movies for Time.
Easy Rawlins inside the raging mind of Watts Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is a Times staff writer and a frequent contributor to Book Review.
Worshiping at the altar of acquisition Chris Suellentrop, Chris Suellentrop is the deputy Washington bureau chief for Slate.
Six decades of invention Timothy Perrin, Timothy Perrin writes for publications including Omni and Science Digest.
Freud and the psyche, continued Andrew Scull, Andrew Scull is the author, with Jonathan Andrews, of "Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England" and "Customers and Patrons of the Mad-Trade: The Management of Lunacy in Eighteenth-Century London."
The bittersweet taste of life's denouement Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire," a contributing editor to Parade magazine and will be distinguished writer in residence at Knox College this fall.
The Politics of Piety Rick Perlstein, Rick Perlstein is the author of "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus."
A Global Test of Willpower Thomas J. Coates, Thomas J. Coates is a professor of infectious diseases at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and a member of the executive committee of the UCLA AIDS Institute.
Edwards' Life Clashes With Campaign Message David Gelernter, David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale University and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard.
A Growing Muslim Identity Shibley Telhami, Shibley Telhami is Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution.
HMO Shield Against Suits Can't Cure the Crisis M. Gregg Bloche, M. Gregg Bloche teaches health law and policy at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins universities and edited "The Privatization of Health Care Reform."
The Politics of Piety Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Allen, author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus," co-edits the inkWell weblog for the Independent Women's Forum.
Coalition of the Compassionate Rye Barcott, Rye Barcott is a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps and president of Carolina for Kibera Inc.
In the Shadow of History, Burr and Hamilton Duel Once Again Antonio Burr, Antonio Burr is a forensic psychologist working in New York City and Hoboken, N.J. He is the father of three boys.
'Groupthink' Isn't the CIA's Problem Robert Jervis, Robert Jervis is a political science and international politics professor at Columbia University and a consultant to the CIA.
China Stares Down Stigma 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. Koss and Laura Ling are preparing a segment on AIDS in China for ABC World News Weekend.