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What happened on May 16, 2004

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  • On the cusp of modernity, a search for meaning David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the editor of "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology" and the author of the forthcoming "The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith."

  • Victim of police or her passions? Natasha S. Randall, Natasha S. Randall is a columnist who writes about U.S. books and publishing for Publishing News and translates from the Russian.

  • The politics of power William Pfaff, William Pfaff is the author of numerous books, including "Barbarian Sentiments: America in the New Century" and, most recently, "Fear, Anger and Failure: A Chronicle of the Bush Administration's War Against Terror, From the Attacks of 2001 to Defeat in Baghdad."

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • First Fiction Mark Rozzo

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  • City of dreams? Well, that's just Bosch Dick Lochte, Dick Lochte is the coauthor, with Christopher Darden, of the novel "Lawless."

  • Peering into dark corners Heller McAlpin, Heller McAlpin is a contributor to Book Review and other publications.

  • Seeking the nature of Islam John L. Esposito, John L. Esposito is university professor of religion and international affairs and professor of Islamic studies at Georgetown University. His most recent books include "Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam" and "What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam."

  • Hidden behind long skirts Andrew Scull, Andrew Scull is the author of several books, including "Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth Century England" and "Customers and Patrons of the Mad-Trade."

  • Still striving toward a more perfect union Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a lawyer in private practice, is the author of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court."

  • A lost art and its master Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and reviews movies for Time. He is the producer of a reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's "The Big Red One," which premieres this week at the Cannes film festival.

  • Passionate thinkers James Miller, James Miller is professor of political science at the New School for Social Research and the editor of the journal Daedalus.

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