What happened on March 27, 2005
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Cryptic creation and the brain that hatched it Michael Haag, Michael Haag is the author of "The Rough Guide to 'The Da Vinci Code'" and "Alexandria: City of Memory."
Our Founding Mothers Ruth Rosen, Ruth Rosen, a former professor of history at UC Davis, is a senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute and author of "The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America."
A faith-based view of history Jason Berry, Jason Berry is the author of several books, including "Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II," "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and "The Spirit of Black Hawk."
The heart of the matter Bernadette Murphy, Bernadette Murphy is a regular contributor to the Book Review and the author of "Zen and the Art of Knitting," a work of narrative nonfiction.
The streets get meaner Dick Lochte, Dick Lochte is a critic of crime fiction and the coauthor, with Christopher Darden, of "Lawless."
A self-made hero to the left William Pfaff, William Pfaff is the author, most recently, of "The Bullet's Song: Romantic Violence and Utopia."
He put the 'sweet' in the sweet science Walter Bernstein, Walter Bernstein is a veteran journalist and screenwriter and the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist."
The private agony of royal daughters Kathryn Shevelow, Kathryn Shevelow, an associate professor of British literature at UC San Diego, is the author of the forthcoming "Charlotte: Being a True Account of an Actress's Flamboyant Adventures in Eighteenth-Century London's Wild and Wicked Theatrical World."
Schwarzenegger Has His Head Examined Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr is University Professor of History at USC and California state librarian emeritus. His most recent book is "Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003."
Slow Down and Strike a Deal Tony Quinn, Tony Quinn was on the Legislature's redistricting staff in 1971 and 1981 and was an expert witness in a court challenge to the districts passed in 2001. He is co-editor of the California Target Book.
It's Not Funny Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Raving Israelis Want the Right to Party Jo-Ann Mort, Jo-Ann Mort is co-author of "Our Hearts Invented a Place: Can Kibbutzim Survive in Today's Israel?"
Forget the Movies, TV Is King in Hollywood Edward Jay Epstein, Edward Jay Epstein is the author of "The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood" (Random House, 2005). His website is edwardjayepstein.com.
Anti-Bias Law Has Backfired at Berkeley Robert J. Birgeneau, Physicist Robert J. Birgeneau became chancellor of UC Berkeley in September 2004.
Conservatives' Populist Tool Carol Platt Liebau, Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political analyst and guest host on KABC radio.
Johnnie Cochran, Word Cop Ronald K.L. Collins, Ronald K.L. Collins is a scholar at the First Amendment Center in Arlington, Va. His last book (with David Skover) was "The Trials of Lenny Bruce." His next book (with Sam Chaltain) is "We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Free."
Science Fiction and Science Fact John Sutherland, John Sutherland is an emeritus professor at University College, London, and visiting professor of literature at Caltech.