What happened on June 05, 2005
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A mellower Bowles has his say Millicent Dillon, Millicent Dillon is a novelist and biographer whose books include "You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles" and "A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles."
Tripping down memory lane Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
A paradise that's more of a paradox Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of, most recently, "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
A woman of letters Merrill Joan Gerber, Merrill Joan Gerber's most recent books are "This Is a Voice From Your Past: New and Selected Stories" and "Glimmering Girls: A Novel of the Fifties."
Count Dracula, back for more Jon Fasman, Jon Fasman is the author of "The Geographer's Library."
Heart in the homeland Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short story collection "Stealing the Fire."
A critic in the artist's lair Ross King, Ross King is the author of "Brunelleschi's Dome," "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" and several novels, including "Domino" and "Ex Libris."
The human face of war Chris Abani, Chris Abani is the author of "GraceLand," winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize.
Byron's heir Peter Straub, Peter Straub is the author of many works of horror fiction, including, most recently, "In the Night Room."
Elitist Parents and Their Sappy Class Delusions Catherine Seipp, Catherine Seipp is a columnist for National Review Online and the Independent Women's Forum.
Stuck on Empty Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Downtown? L.A. Doesn't Need One Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of "The City: A Global History," released this year by Modern Library.
Ed Boards Could Use Some Wal-Mart Smarts Naomi Schaefer Riley, Naomi Schaefer Riley is the author of "God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America" (St. Martin's Press, 2005).
Did the French Do Us a Favor? Charles Grant, Charles Grant is director of the Centre for European Reform in London.
Did the French Do Us a Favor? Gerard Baker, Gerard Baker is a columnist for the London Times.
Scary Preschool Utopia Karin Klein, Karin Klein is a Times Editorial Writer
Moms and Dads Want to Do This Homework Wendy Kopp, Wendy Kopp is president and founder of Teach for America, a national program that recruits college graduates with leadership promise to spend two years in rural and urban public schools.
Truth Can Be Anonymous David Wise, David Wise has covered Washington during 10 presidential administrations. He has many unidentified sources.
The Legal Sting of Pain and Suffering Stephen D. Sugarman, Stephen D. Sugarman is a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Helsinki W. Norton Grubb, W. Norton Grubb is the David Gardner Chair in Higher Education at UC Berkeley and author of "The Education Gospel: The Economic Value of Schooling."
Clowns Without Pity Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman is a Los Angeles writer whose most recent novel is "Bump."
Remaking it Wright Susan Freudenheim, Susan Freudenheim last wrote for the magazine about outdoor rooms.
The Southern California Survival Guide Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler's last story for the magazine was about Chuck Harris, an agent who represents unconventional performers.
Hot shot David Lansing, David Lansing is a frequent contributor to the magazine's Style section.
Life in the Bubble Kim Christensen, Kim Christensen will be covering the entertainment industry for The Times' Business section.