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What happened on September 26, 2004

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  • A whopping tale of science friction John Brewer, John Brewer is the Eli and Edye Broad professor of humanities and social science at Caltech and the author, most recently, of "A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century."

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  • Poets' Corner Carol Muske-Dukes

  • Why James Baldwin's words haven't lost their fire Adrienne Rich, Adrienne Rich is the author of 15 volumes of poetry, including "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004," and four nonfiction books. She has received numerous awards and prizes, including the 1999 Lannan Foundation lifetime achievement award and the 2003 Bollingen Prize. She is the editor, most recently, of a volume of Muriel Rukeyser's poetry for the Library of America.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • Wit and wistfulness Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels, including "Do Everything in the Dark," "Depraved Indifference" and "Resentment."

  • Shakespeare in clearer focus Marina Warner, Marina Warner is the author of, most recently, "Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds: Ways of Telling the Self" and "Signs & Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture."

  • In the flesh: maddening, captivating Bombay Shashi Tharoor, Shashi Tharoor is the author of eight books about India, most recently "Nehru: The Invention of India."

  • The senator behind the scare Ronald Radosh, Ronald Radosh, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, is author of "The Rosenberg File" (with Joyce Milton), "The Amerasia Spy Case: Prelude to McCarthyism" and the forthcoming "Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance With the Left."

  • Tripped up by the truth Jon Meacham, Jon Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek, is the author of "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship."

  • It's a wonderful life Yxta Maya Murray, Yxta Maya Murray is a professor of law at Loyola Law School and the author of several novels, including "The Conquest" and the forthcoming "The Queen Jade."

  • The politics of wordplay David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the author of "The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Faultline Between Reason and Faith" and the editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."

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