What happened on February 06, 2005
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Plugged In Ava Chin, Ava Chin is the editor of "Split: Stories from a Generation Raised on Divorce."
Crying and Digging By Nancy Rommelmann, Nancy Rommelmann last wrote for the magazine about Microsoft's Smart Home
Crying and Digging Nancy Rommelmann, Nancy Rommelmann last wrote for the magazine about Microsoft's Smart Home.
Polyethylene -- the Great Equalizer Steven Ivory, Steven Ivory last wrote for the magazine about singer Barry White. Simon & Schuster published his collection of essays, "Fool In Love--One Man's Search for Romance or Something Like It," in 2004.
Gray Matters Idelle Davidson, Idelle Davidson last wrote for the magazine about Korean grocers in Echo Park.
Where louts and umlauts get their due Allen Kurzweil, Allen Kurzweil is the author of the novels "A Case of Curiosities" and "The Grand Complication."
A realist with a gift for nuance Heller McAlpin, Heller McAlpin is a regular contributor to Book Review.
Hollywood have-nots Richard Eder, Richard Eder, the former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
Life interrupted Marc Silver, Marc Silver is an editor with U.S. News & World Report and the author of "Breast Cancer Husband"
The start of a new Iraq, but where will it lead? Carol Brightman, Carol Brightman is the author, most recently, of "Total Insecurity: The Myth of American Omnipotence."
Forever out of reach of the establishment Clancy Sigal, Clancy Sigal, a screenwriter, is the author of "The Secret Defector" and "Weekend in Dinlock."
Going easy on the Street Jeff Madrick, Jeff Madrick is the editor of Challenge magazine and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. He is director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at New School University and the author, most recently, of "Why Economies Grow."
Sex and the single sleuth Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is the author of the Charlotte Justice series of detective novels, including "Dirty Laundry."
Here's What California Needs: a Poet in Every Paper Richard Beban, Playa del Rey poet Richard Beban's first book, "What the Heart Weighs," was published in September by Los Angeles' Red Hen Press. He has worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist for 40 years.
Best Pictures? Hardly Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitizer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The Color Line in Your Den Andrew Grant-Thomas and Laura Morris Siena, Andrew Grant-Thomas is a New England Patriots fan and research associate at the Harvard Civil Rights Project. Laura Morris Siena is an Eagles fan and principal of the Integration Project, a consulting firm in Philadelphia.
Beyond Rock, Paper, Scissors ... Joan A. Lukey, Joan A. Lukey, former president of the Boston Bar Assn., writes frequently on legal matters.
New England's Agony of Victory William Powers, William Powers is a columnist for National Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should We Jail Deep Throats ... John W. Dean, John W. Dean is a former White House counsel and author, most recently, of "Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush."
The Class of 9/11 Rethinks the Law Edward Lazarus, Edward Lazarus, a former federal prosecutor, is the author, most recently, of "Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall and Future of the Modern Supreme Court." This is an excerpt of a column that originally appeared on the website FindLaw.com.