What happened on August 07, 2005
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At heart, a Romantic Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is editor of the Times Outdoors section.
More heartfelt tales from the neighborhood Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is a regular contributor to Book Review and the author of the Charlotte Justice mystery series, including the forthcoming "Strange Bedfellows."
Istanbul from the inside out Michael Frank, Michael Frank is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Living's a dirty business Regina Marler, Regina Marler is the editor of "Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex."
Outrunning the demons Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten is the author of the forthcoming "The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion and the New Journalism Revolution."
Fear's not just a factor, it's a major player Benjamin Barber, Benjamin Barber is Kekst professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, director of the New York Office of the Democracy Collaborative and the author of several books, including "Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism and Democracy."
Here, there's no such thing as an ordinary life James Sallis, James Sallis is a novelist, poet and critic who writes regularly for Book Review.
Oblivion couldn't hold Bill Maher David Ehrenstein, David Ehrenstein is author of "Open Secret: Gay Hollywood, 1928-2000."
Taking a joy ride with Jimi David French, David French wrote the liner notes for BMG's recording "Benny Goodman: The Centennial Collection" and is at work on a biography of swing-era trumpet star Ziggy Elman.
Hope Floats Claire Berger, Claire Berger is a comedian and the author of "Funny Works! 52 Ways to Have More Fun at Work," published by Seven Locks Press.
Death to the Spoonful of Sugar MICHELLE LEVANDER, Michelle Levander is director of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, of which Kaufman is an advisory board member.
Company A Comes Home Durrell Dawson, Felicia Mello, Jeff Nachtigal, Melissa Nix, Rebecca Ruiz, Sandhya Somashekhar and Shlomi Simhi
Short-Order CEO Matthew Heller, Matthew Heller's last story for the magazine was about cyberschmoozer Heather Robinson.
Smash Hit Christian M. Chensvold, Christian M. Chensvold last wrote for the magazine about the sport of cricket in Los Angeles.
Karl Rove's Diary John Kenney, John Kenney's work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. He just completed his first novel.
Eye on science Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The prison of Gaza Laila Al-Marayati, LAILA AL-MARAYATI is a physician in Los Angeles.
L.A. all over again Michael Woo, Michael Woo, a former L.A. city councilman and mayoral candidate, teaches urban planning at USC. He was co-instructor of USC's Beijing Lab, bringing 31 graduate students to China in May to study urban planning and transportation.
Relax, and trade with a well-oiled empire Anne Wu, ANNE WU is a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
We only burned ourselves, baby Joe R. Hicks, Joe R. Hicks is vice president of Community Advocates and the former executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Why God's in a class by himself Michael Shermer, MICHAEL SHERMER is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, a columnist for Scientific American and the author of "The Science of Good & Evil" and "Science Friction" (Henry Holt/Times Books).
Polygamy, white booties and fiberglass oxen Diane Winston, Diane Winston, Knight professor of media and religion at USC, can be reached at email@example.com.
Rush and NPR find a new way into ears Chris Suellentrop, Chris Suellentrop was a 2004 campaign correspondent for Slate.com.