What happened on May 08, 2005
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Birdbrained Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
For Real Results, Let's Get Real Eugene B. Rumer, Eugene B. Rumer is a fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. The views expressed here are those of the author.
Driving Biz to Burbank Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of "The City: A Global History."
It's OK to Scold the Backslider Michael McFaul, Michael McFaul is a Hoover fellow and political science professor at Stanford University, and a nonresident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With James Goldgeier, his latest book is "Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy Toward Russia After the Cold War."
The High Drama of Tall Shrubbery David Mamet, David Mamet is a screenwriter, novelist and the author of award-winning plays, including "Glengarry Glen Ross."
It's Never Too Early for a Wild Guess Chris Suellentrop, Chris Suellentrop was a 2004 campaign correspondent for Slate.com.
Jacko's Fans: A Chorus of Holy Fools? Judith Shulevitz, Judith Shulevitz, the former editor of Lingua Franca, is writing a book about the Sabbath.
They'd Pave Over Reagan's Park Bobby Shriver and Joel Reynolds, Bobby Shriver is chairman of the California Parks and Recreation Commission and a member of the Santa Monica City Council. Joel Reynolds is a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Los Angeles and director of its urban program.
Teddy Roosevelt's epilogue of vanities Zachary Karabell, Zachary Karabell is the author of several books, including "The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election" and a biography of Chester Alan Arthur.
Calling upon Dad Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods is the author of the Charlotte Justice novels, including "Dirty Laundry" and the forthcoming "Strange Bedfellows."
Out on a limb Deborah Friedell, Deborah Friedell is assistant literary editor of the New Republic.
Love story with strings attached Louis Sahagun, Louis Sahagun is a Times staff writer and guitar lover.
Bloody, glorious history of red John Eidinow, John Eidinow is the author, most recently, with David Edmonds, of "Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine."
The hole truth behind the real star-wars cast Simon Singh, Simon Singh, a science writer and broadcaster based in London, is the author of "Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem," "The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography" and, most recently, "Big Bang: The Origins of the Universe."
A welcome reunion with an old friend Leslie S. Klinger, Leslie S. Klinger is the editor of "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes."
Desperadoes, oilmen and Tulsey Town Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is the author of the Eve Diamond mystery novels, including "Last Lullaby," "Sugar Skull" and the most recent, "Savage Garden."
The blueprint in newsprint 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.
Pop Art Leslee Komaiko, Leslee Komaiko last wrote for the magazine about mozzarella marinara.
The New College Try Susan Baskin, Susan Baskin last wrote for the magazine about religious identity.
Bagging the Trophy Eric Simons, Eric Simons is a freelance writer based in the Bay Area.
Fanciful geometry Michael Webb, Michael Webb last wrote for the magazine about an artist's studio in the Hollywood Hills.