What happened on October 02, 2005
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Ominous undercurrents Eugen Weber, Eugen Weber is a contributing writer to Book Review.
Byline from the front lines Regina Marler, Regina Marler is the editor of "Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex."
Riding shotgun with the Almighty James McCourt, James McCourt is the author of numerous books, including the novel "Mawrdew Czgowchwz" and "Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985."
For 75 years, a teen titan Jan Burke, Jan Burke is the Edgar-winning author of numerous crime novels, the latest of which is "Bloodlines."
R-rated spin to the spirit of Oz Maria Tatar, Maria Tatar is John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and the editor of several books, including "The Annotated Brothers Grimm" and "The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales."
Sudoku ku-ku Chris Harris, CHRIS HARRIS is a writer for the CBS television show "How I Met Your Mother."
When big shots blow it Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The Mystical All-Star Band boogied down the Katrina blues Diane Winston, DIANE WINSTON is the Knight chair in media and religion at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and the author of "Red Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army." She can be reached at dhwinstongmail.com.
Eden's need for green D.J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles."
Let a thousand habaneros bloom Robert Gottlieb, Robert Gottlieb, professor of urban and environmental policy at Occidental College, is coauthor of "The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City."
These trains should run under water Lewis MacAdams, Poet Lewis MacAdams is the author of "Birth of the Cool: Beat, Be-Bop and the American Avant-Garde." He is chairman of the board of Friends of the Los Angeles River.
Wake-up call for tyrants Reed Brody, REED BRODY is special counsel with Human Rights Watch.
Learning to love gerrymandering Ethan Rarick, ETHAN RARICK, acting director of the Center on Politics at the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, is the author of "California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown" (UC Press, 2005).
Trigger power John Yoo, JOHN YOO, a professor of law at UC Berkeley and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of "The Powers of War and Peace"(University of Chicago Press, 2005).
Gussy up that trash-strewn concrete cesspool Philip Enquist and Craig Webb, PHILIP ENQUIST is a partner in Urban Design at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago. CRAIG WEBB is a partner at Frank O. Gehry Partners in Los Angeles.
Levees let loose an ugly flood of black paranoia Joe R. Hicks, JOE R. HICKS is a social critic and the vice president of Community Advocates. He formerly headed the Los Angeles offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Let 'intelligent design' and science rumble Michael Balter, MICHAEL BALTER is a human evolution writer for Science. The views expressed above are his own.
Dr. Berman's Sex Rx Anne-Marie O'Connor, Times staff writer Anne-Marie O'Connor last wrote for the magazine about hit men of the Tijuana drug cartel.
Don't Shoot Randye Hoder, Randye Hoder is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.
Rolling Thunder Matthew Heller, Matthew Heller last wrote for the magazine about IHOP Chief Executive Julia Stewart.
Building for Bacchus Michael Webb, Excerpted from "Adventurous Wine Architecture" by Michael Webb, published this month by Images Publishing.