What happened on April 24, 2005
Why Drug Dealers Live With Their Moms Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner are the authors of "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything," just published by William Morrow.
Literary La-La Land Judith Regan, Judith Regan is the president of ReganMedia and the president and publisher of ReganBooks.
Objectivity Is Highly Overrated Victor Navasky, Victor Navasky is the publisher of the Nation and a professor of journalism at Columbia. His book, "A Matter of Opinion" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), will be published in early May.
You Beast Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Even Mozambique Wouldn't Jail Them, but the U.S. Might Floyd Abrams, Floyd Abrams is a partner in the New York law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and is the William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Law at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. His book "Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment" was published this month by Viking Press.
Warped Moms, Twisted Gods Judith Shulevitz, Judith Shulevitz is the former editor of Lingua Franca and was the founding culture editor of Slate.
Storyteller Lays Out the Facts Denise Hamilton, Author Denise Hamilton's latest Eve Diamond novel is "Savage Garden."
Eastie Editors Are Colonizing L.A. Jamie Court, Jamie Court, president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, is author of "Corporateering."
And Now, a Word From the Other Side JONATHAN BINES, Jonathan Bines is a writer for ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Marielitos and the changing of Miami Ann Louise Bardach, Ann Louise Bardach is the author of "Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana" and directs The Media Project at UC Santa Barbara's Center for Film, TV and New Media.
A monster or a medical genius? Andrew Scull, Andrew Scull is chairman of the department of sociology at UC San Diego and author of "Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine."
Upton Sinclair's half-century of raking the muck Anthony Arthur, Anthony Arthur is the author of the forthcoming biography "Upton Sinclair: Radical Innocent."
The world view from CEO level Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is a Los Angeles Times editorial writer and author of a forthcoming book on the history of neoconservatism.
A clan ripped, only to ripen Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire."
Chasing shadows Tom Nolan, Tom Nolan is the editor, most recently, of Margaret Millar's "The Couple Next Door: Collected Short Mysteries."
Oh, the spectacle of it all Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana's latest book "Schwarzenegger Syndrome: Politics and Celebrity in the Age of Contempt" will be released in June.
Leaden when molten is needed Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jimmy Santiago Baca is the author of numerous books, including "The Importance of a Piece of Paper," "Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande" and "Immigrants in Our Own Land."
The last war of brothers in arms Clancy Sigal, Clancy Sigal, a screenwriter and novelist, is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Kiss and tell in the New York poetry world James McCourt, James McCourt is the author of several novels, including "Time Remaining," and "Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985."
Funny and fearless Ruth Andrew Ellenson, Ruth Andrew Ellenson is the editor of the forthcoming anthology "The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt."
Get Cracking CHRIS CHRISTENSEN, Chris Christensen is a former food editor at the Oregonian.
Great Bones Camilo Jose Vergara, Camilo Jose Vergara's photographs were last featured in the magazine in an article about storefront churches.
The Logbook Fred Leonard is a writer based in Tucson.
Livin' Extra-Large Scott Duke Harris, Scott Duke Harris last wrote for the magazine about San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris.
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