What happened on November 20, 2005
Immersed in his verse Elizabeth Hoover, Elizabeth Hoover is a writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Poets & Writers magazine.
A critic's choices Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and film critic for Time. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, "Elia Kazan: A Biography."
Every picture tells a story David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
In pursuit of a treasure Jay Parini, Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, is the author, most recently, of "The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems."
The survivor Matthew Price, Matthew Price, a journalist and critic, is an occasional contributor to Book Review.
Fire in the belly William C. Carter, William C. Carter is the author of "Marcel Proust: A Life" and the forthcoming "Proust in Love."
New York stories Sylvia Brownrigg, Sylvia Brownrigg is the author, most recently, of "Pages for You." Her novel "The Delivery Room" will be released next year.
The lingering chill of war Lynne Tillman, Lynne Tillman's most recent book is "This Is Not It," a collection of stories. Her new novel, "American Genius, A Comedy," will be published in 2006.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Pen-point attacks Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Hurricane helper David Helvarg, David Helvarg is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign (bluefront.org), author of "Blue Frontier -- Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness" and "50 Ways to Save the Ocean." He's also editor of "The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide."
Attack secrets, not leaks David Greenberg, DAVID GREENBERG teaches media studies and history at Rutgers University and is the author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image"(W.W. Norton, 2003).
Who's the real Alito? Vikram Amar, Vikram Amar is a law professor at UC Hastings College of the Law.
California's calamity in waiting Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr is University Professor and professor of history at USC. His latest book is "California: A History."
Take bad intel, twist it, and run with it David Wise, David Wise, who writes frequently about intelligence, is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
Take your pills, ignore your belly Greg Critser, Greg Critser is the author of "Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Bodies, Minds and Lives."
6 million Muslim stories waiting to be told Diane Winston, Diane Winston is Knight chair in media and religion at USC. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The moral hypocrite in the Vatican Jason Berry, Jason Berry's books include "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and, with Gerald Renner, "Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II."
The Virtuous Turkey Shawn Hubler, Shawn Hubler is a Times staff writer who last wrote for the magazine about competitive yoga.
Down With Pumpkin Pie DAVID LEITE, David Leite last wrote for the magazine about cipollini onions.
You Are Here Lisa J. Manterfield, Lisa J. Manterfield is a freelance writer based in Hermosa Beach.
Gridlock City Lynell George, Lynell George is a Times staff writer.
Reelpolitik Joseph Braude, Joseph Braude is a weekly columnist for The New Republic Online and the author of "The New Iraq" (Basic Books, 2003). He is based in New York City.
California Camelots Michael Webb, Michael Webb has written 20 books on architecture and design, most recently "Art/Invention/House" and "Adventurous Wine Architecture."