What happened on August 28, 2005
The Soft Revolution Alec Hanley Bemis, Alec Hanley Bemis writes the "Psychic Hipster's Pop 10" column for the L.A. Weekly, and after finishing this story he took a job with Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve. He also co-owns a record label, Brassland, which documents a community of musicians centered in Brooklyn and New York City.
Hang Time Nicole LaPorte, Nicole LaPorte is a staff reporter at Variety.
You Are Here Colette LaBouff Atkinson, Colette LaBouff Atkinson is associate director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at UC Irvine.
The Storm's Quiet Eye Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler's last story for the magazine was about California's food capitals.
Whither the SUV? Patrick J. Kiger, Patrick J. Kiger is co-author of "POPLORICA: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore That Shaped Modern America" (HarperCollins).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
If Voters Want a Movie Star ... Steve Lopez, Reach the columnist at firstname.lastname@example.org and read previous columns at latimes.com/lopez.
Fraud Is a Big Deal? That's the Case Here Dana Parsons, Dana Parsons' column appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. He can be reached at (714) 966-7821 or at email@example.com. An archive of his recent columns is at www.latimes.com/parsons.
Other Deaths Source: Department of Defense
It's not all about you, froshies Timothy Peltason, Timothy Peltason is William R. Kenan Jr. professor of English at Wellesley College. These edited remarks are excerpted from a lecture delivered at Wellesley College's 1999 orientation and reprinted annually for incoming freshmen.
Awestruck Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Dems must define Iraq victory Peter Charles Choharis, Peter Charles Choharis served as the executive director of the 2004 Democratic Platform Committee. He is a visiting scholar at George Washington University Law School and practices international law in Washington, D.C.
Get out in front of that epitaph Peter Mehlman, PETER MEHLMAN, a television writer and producer, worked on "Seinfeld."
For L.A., utopia or dystopia Mick Farren, MICK FARREN is a Los Angeles writer, musician and playwright. His latest novel is "Kindling" (Tor Books, 2004).
If you recall, it was the money Ethan Rarick, ETHAN RARICK, acting director of the Center on Politics at the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley, is the author of "California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown" (UC Press 2005).
One side fits all Leila Beckwith, Leila Beckwith is professor emeritus of pediatrics at UCLA.
Pouty-mouth poses for narcoleptic dudes Xeni Jardin, Xeni Jardin is co-editor of the blog BoingBoing, a contributing writer for WIRED magazine and a contributor to National Public Radio. She also is a frequent guest on network and cable news, technology and lifestyle programs and she has written for many print and online magazines.
High school confidential Mark Oppenheimer, Mark Oppenheimer is the author of "Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America" and "Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture."
Royalty Inc. Patt Morrison, Patt Morrison is a columnist for The Times and longtime royal watcher.
In Wyoming, broken lives Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is at work on a book about Revelation and its role in American culture and politics.
A prince errant Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is deputy editor of Book Review.
London is warned, too late Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
Looking back to move forward Thane Rosenbaum, Thane Rosenbaum is the author of the novels "The Golems of Gotham" and "Second Hand Smoke" as well as "The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right."
The making of a gang member Celeste Fremon, Celeste Fremon is the author of "G-Dog and the Homeboys" and a criminal justice fellow at USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism.