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What happened on April 24, 2005

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  • 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.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

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  • 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."

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