What happened on August 13, 2006
At Their Service Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler has written for West, the New York Times and Los Angeles magazine. His Los Angeles Times Magazine story "The Fright Stuff" was included in the 2004 anthology "Best American Sports Writing."
As You Hang the Pictures, Be Ready to Pack Up Gary Hudson, Gary Hudson has produced and written for all major networks. He has also penned a number of screenplays and published two novels, "Killing on Catalina" and "Limehouse."
The Men Who Made The City D. J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is the author of "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles" and "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir." He is a frequent contributor to The Times.
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Coverage of Israel is full of holes ... Abraham Cooper, Rabbi ABRAHAM COOPER is associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Is Chavez Cuba's kingmaker? Daniel P. Erikson, DANIEL P. ERIKSON is senior associate for U.S. policy at the Inter-American Dialogue. He is co-editor of "Transforming Socialist Economies: Lessons for Cuba and Beyond."
BlackBerrys don't fit in bikinis Joe Robinson, JOE ROBINSON is a work-life consultant and coach in Santa Monica at Work to Live. He is the author of "Work to Live: The Guide to Getting a Life."
What the Iraq war won't do for liberalism GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
These people own guns? Jenny Price, Jenny Price is a freelance writer and research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.
The ego that sank Cuba Edward Gonzalez, Edward Gonzalez is a professor emeritus at UCLA and an adjunct political scientist at the Rand Corp., a nonprofit research organization.
Again, Somalia haunts the U.S. Mike Clough, MIKE CLOUGH was director of the Africa program at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1987 until 1996 and, most recently, Africa advocacy director for Human Rights Watch. He is the author of "Free at Last? United States Policy Toward Africa and the End of the Cold War."
From bioweapons lab, a formula for peace Judith Miller, JUDITH MILLER, a former New York Times reporter, is a coauthor of "Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War."
My murderous moment with Fidel Eduardo Santiago, EDUARDO SANTIAGO is the author of "Tomorrow They Will Kiss: A Novel."
It's all in your head Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
I can't go on, I'll go on Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of 11 books, including the forthcoming "A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization."
The avenger Thane Rosenbaum, Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and law professor and author of the novel "The Golems of Gotham."
Other Americas Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind's reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
The original ecologist Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a senior editor at LA Weekly.
Barbarians at the beach Marc Porter Zasada, Marc Porter Zasada's weekly radio essay on modern life in Los Angeles, "The Urban Man," can be heard Monday evenings on KCRW.
A family affair Susan Kandel, Susan Kandel is the author of the Cece Caruso mysteries, including "I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason," "Not a Girl Detective" and, most recently, "Shamus in the Green Room."
Talk about a revolution Sheridan Prasso, Sheridan Prasso, a longtime Asia correspondent, is the author of "The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient."
Drawn to the flame Art Winslow, Art Winslow, a former executive editor and literary editor of the Nation, writes frequently about books and culture.
How it all began Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is a senior editor at Foreign Affairs.