What happened on May 01, 2005
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Her Listening Post Karen Alexander, Karen Alexander last wrote for the magazine about the dispute over large homes being built by Persians in Beverly Hills.
Leaving Los Angeles Phoebe Baker Hyde, Phoebe Baker Hyde is a freelance writer living in San Francisco.
Citizen Thomson Emily Green, Emily Green last wrote for the magazine on the Flora of North America Project.
A Different Kind of Hot Spot Jim Robbins, Jim Robbins is a Montana-based freelance writer. He last wrote for the magazine about the West's wild wolves.
A life of missed connections Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic for The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
Tales from the front lines of relationships Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short story collection "Stealing the Fire."
A foxy hero returns to duel with his inner selves Yxta Maya Murray, Yxta Maya Murray, a professor at Loyola Law School, is the author of several novels, including "What It Takes to Get to Vegas" and, most recently, "The Queen Jade."
Eerie beauty and bravery in a mirthless comic Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is an occasional contributor to Book Review and an editorial assistant for the New Yorker.
A truth-teller's literary lessons 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."
The hellfire that spread across the land Eric Foner, Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton professor of history at Columbia University and author, most recently, of "Give Me Liberty! An American History."
Justice? Hogwash Jonathan Shapiro, Jonathan Shapiro is a television producer and writer on the ABC drama "Boston Legal."
This Land Is Whose Land? Thomas G. Tancredo, Rep. Thomas G. Tancredo, a Republican, is in his fourth term of representing Colorado's 6th District and is chairman of the 78-member Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus.
Overblown Bombast Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The 15-Second Men Marc Cooper, Marc Cooper is a contributing editor of the Nation, a columnist for L.A. Weekly and a senior fellow at the Institute for Justice and Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. He can be reached through www.marc cooper.com.
Born in Countries Other Than the U.S.A. Celeste Fremon, Celeste Fremon is a Border Justice fellow at USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism and the author of "G-Dog and the Homeboys."
This Land Is Whose Land? Irshad Manji, Toronto-based journalist Irshad Manji is author of "The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith." She is also host of "Big Ideas" on Canadian television.
Those Are Dollars, Not Pesos -- Keep Them Here Hilda Marella Delgado, Hilda Marella Delgado is communications director of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
One More Embrace, Then Slam the Door James P. Smith, James P. Smith holds the chair in labor markets and demographic studies at Rand Corp. He led a panel for the National Academy of Sciences on the economic and tax effects of immigration.
Why So Many Jobs Have Wanderlust Kenneth Swift, Kenneth Swift is a director of finance at an Orange County-based multinational technology company.
The Spiritual Malaise That Haunts Europe George Weigel, George Weigel is the author of "The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God" (Basic Books 2005) and "Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II" (HarperCollins, 2005).