What happened on February 13, 2005
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Sirens Stuart Dybek
A pledge to please but not to teach David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is the author of "The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith" and editor of "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" and "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."
'Madame Bovary' redux Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of numerous books on animation, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation," and is a frequent contributor to The Times.
The facts of life for clueless dads Chris Erskine, Chris Erskine, a father of four, writes "The Man of the House" column in The Times and is the author of "Surviving Suburbia."
What a long, strange trip it would be Simon Singh, Simon Singh is a science writer and broadcaster based in London. His latest book is "Big Bang: The Origins of the Universe."
An incandescent dance with death Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a regular contributor to Book Review.
A lettered numbers man Steve Fraser, Steve Fraser is the author of "Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life."
The troubled-teen trap Karen Stabiner, Karen Stabiner is the author of "All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters" and the forthcoming "My Girl: Adventures with a Teen in Training."
A tangled web Thomas Meaney, Thomas Meaney is a critic whose reviews have appeared in the Globe & Mail and the New Criterion.
Truth, in all the wrong places Phillip Margolin, Phillip Margolin is the author of the novels "Gone but Not Forgotten," "Sleeping Beauty" and the forthcoming "Lost Lake."
Love, Lust and Homo Sapiens Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett, Rosalind C. Barnett is a senior scientist at Brandeis University and Caryl Rivers is a professor of journalism at Boston University. Their book, "Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children and Our Jobs," was published in August by Basic Books.
The Digital Age Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appear in USA Today.
La Difference Isn't Rocket Science Catherine Seipp, Catherine Seipp is a columnist for National Review Online and the Independent Women's Forum.
Easygoing, No. Big Easy, Oh Yeah Michael Lewis, Michael Lewis is the author, most recently, of "Moneyball."
When Are You Guys Going to Get It? Deborah Blum, Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and the author of "Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection."
The Correct Way to Fix Mistakes Patrick Frey, Patrick Frey runs a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (www.patterico.com).
The Irrelevance of Black Leaders Joe R. Hicks, Joe R. Hicks is the vice president of Community Advocates, Inc., an LA-based human relations organization.
The LAPD Is on Trial Once Again John Mack, John Mack is president of the Los Angeles Urban League.
Feminist Fatale Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Allen, author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus," co-edits the InkWell blog for the Independent Women's Forum.
Making the Extra Pass David Wharton, David Wharton, a Times staff writer, last wrote for the magazine on sports talk radio host Petros Papadakis.
Sweet Licks Adam Robert, Adam Robert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
Don't Say 'Cheese' Martin Miller, Martin Miller is a Times staff writer.
Diane's Doughnut Moon Ned Welsh, Ned Welsh is a screenwriter and retail account executive with the circulation department of the Los Angeles Times.
One-Man Show Rachel Shteir, Rachel Shteir is the author of "Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show."