What happened on June 06, 2004
A minyan of the marginal Daniel Schifrin, Daniel Schifrin is director of literary programs for the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Love's powerful pull Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is a Times staff writer and a regular contributor to Book Review.
The portrait of a writer Michael Gorra, Michael Gorra is the author of several books, including "The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany" and "The English Novel at Mid-Century: From the Leaning Tower."
Filling in the blank Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is acting deputy editor of Book Review.
Uncertain origins, global consequences William I. Hitchcock, William I. Hitchcock is the author of "The Struggle for Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945-2002" and teaches history at Wellesley College.
Clark, beyond the expedition Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of several books, including "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Cloaked in subversive wit David Ehrenstein, David Ehrenstein is the author of "Open Secrets: Gay Hollywood, 1928-2000."
A hero found in translation Michael Cunningham, Michael Cunningham is the author of several novels, including "The Hours" and "A Home at the End of the World." His essay will appear as the introduction to Michael Henry Heim's translation of "Death in Venice," to be published later this month by Ecco.
A Cloak of Security -- or a Shield Against Debate? William M. Arkin, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 12 Years, Handcuffs Stay on LAPD Reform Joe Domanick, Joe Domanick is the author of "Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America's Golden State" and a senior fellow at USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism.
Is the GOP Well Dry for 2008? Bruce Bartlett, Bruce Bartlett is a Washington-based columnist and senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. He was a policy analyst in the Reagan White House.
Sistani Is Winning, and That Helps U.S. Juan Cole, Juan Cole is professor of modern Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan. He runs an Iraq weblog, "Informed Comment."
A 'Sorry' State of Affairs Gale Holland, Gale Holland is a Los Angeles journalist.
Killing the Hydra Marc Sageman, Marc Sageman, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Penn State, was a CIA case officer working undercover in the Afghan-Soviet war from 1987 to 1989. He is the author of "Understanding Terror Networks."
Beneath Bombast and Bombs, a Caldron of Humiliation Jessica Stern, Jessica Stern is a lecturer in public policy at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the author of "Terror in the Name of God."
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Sheer Lunacy Michael Goldstein, Michael Goldstein is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
That Seductive Walden Mirage Marc Porter Zasada, Marc Porter Zasada is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. His weekly radio commentary, "The Urban Man," will debut on KCRW beginning June 6.
They're an American Band Oscar Garza, Oscar Garza is deputy editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Gathering Clouds Sean Patrick Reily, Writer Sean Patrick Reily is the director of editorial business and planning for The Times.