What happened on April 03, 2005
How I Gamed the SAT Karin Klein, Karin Klein is a Times editorial writer.
Peter Pan, Pinocchio or Pedophile? Elaine Showalter, Elaine Showalter is a cultural critic, professor emeritus of English at Princeton University and R. Stanton Avery distinguished research fellow at the Huntington Library. She is the author of "Sexual Anarchy" and, most recently, "Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel at Its Discontents."
A Political Football ... With Fins Paul VanDevelder, Paul VanDevelder is the author of "Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation."
Thriller? Not Really Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Cheapskate Conservatives Cheat Students Richard Rothstein, Richard Rothstein, a researcher at the Economic Policy Institute and a visiting professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, is the author of "Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap."
Blacks Will Decide Who Wins Mark Ridley-Thomas, Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. and Melina R. Abdullah, Mark Ridley-Thomas is chairman of the African American Voter REP Project, Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. is professor of political science at UCLA and Melina R. Abdullah is professor of pan-African studies at Cal State L.A.
Hipsters Send Times Into Tizzies Matt Welch, Matt Welch (email@example.com) is associate editor of Reason magazine (www.reason.com). His work is archived at www.mattwelch.com.
How Baseball's Big Fellows Have Knocked the Magic Out of the Park Gerald Eskenazi, Gerald Eskenazi covered sports for the New York Times for 41 years before retiring in 2000. His most recent book is "The Sportswriter's Life" (University of Missouri Press, 2003).
To Teach, Give It Your All Sandy Banks, Sandy Banks is a Times editorial writer.
Arctic Drilling Is No Energy Answer Michael T. Klare, Michael T. Klare is the author of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency" (Metropolitan Books, 2004).
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The original Ugly Duckling Jerry Griswold, Jerry Griswold teaches at San Diego State University and is the author of "The Meanings of 'Beauty & the Beast.'"
A trailblazer in frontier myth-busting Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Sticks and stones Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Powered by optimism Robert Blohm, Robert Blohm is an economist who has written on energy in the Wall Street Journal and is a member of the Frequency Taskforce of the North American Electric Reliability Council.
The shady side of the street Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
The A team of A's pitchers Rob Neyer, Rob Neyer, a senior writer at ESPN.com, is coauthor of "The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers."
Keys to the grieving heart Richard Eder, Richard Eder, a former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
When honesty, baseball writing went hand in glove Roger Kahn, Roger Kahn is the author of many books on baseball, including "Head Game," "October Men" and the recent "Beyond the Boys of Summer: The Very Best of Roger Kahn." Copyright 2005, Hookslide Inc.
He earned fans' love in the end Allen Barra, Allen Barra, a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, is the author of several books, including "Brushbacks and Knockdowns: The Greatest Baseball Debates of Two Centuries."
Of Wood and Men Kathleen Clary Miller, Kathleen Clary Miller is a freelance writer living in San Juan Capistrano.
Antique Chic Christian M. Chensvold, Christian M. Chensvold is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles and the founder of dandyism.net.
Egg on My Face Kent Black, Kent Black last wrote for the magazine about Oscar night desserts.