What happened on December 10, 2006
Getting over the black-white divide GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
World views Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
City lite Virginia Postrel, Virginia Postrel (dynamist.com) is a columnist for the Atlantic and the author of "The Substance of Style."
Listen, and they will come Rick J. Caruso, RICK J. CARUSO is chief executive of Caruso Affiliated, the builder and owner of the Grove.
Where Marx and Trump collide Mitchell Landsberg, MITCHELL LANDSBERG is a Times reporter.
A space station with a parking lot Tim Cavanaugh, Tim Cavanaugh is the Web editor of The Times' editorial pages.
The next horror in Somalia Garrett Jones, Garrett Jones is a retired CIA case officer who has served in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
A prison of our own making Joe Domanick, JOE DOMANICK, author of "Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America's Golden State," is senior fellow in criminal justice at the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.
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Spin 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."
215 East 39th Street Qevin Oji, Qevin Oji is a contributing writer for West.
Living Jewelry Ann Herold, Ann Herold is West's managing editor.
91024 Jessica Gelt
When Getting Ready to Write, Sharpen Your Pencil Mark Miller, Mark Miller has written for TV and film. He also writes a humor column for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and has been a stand-up comedian.
Carefully chosen words D.T. Max, D.T. Max is the author most recently of "The Family That Couldn't Sleep," a scientific and cultural history of mad cow, familial insomnia and other prion diseases.
Out there Sara Lippincott, firstname.lastname@example.org
The job at hand Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Face time Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman, a professor at Cal State Long Beach, is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
Once upon a time and beyond Madeline Bryant, Madeline Bryant is senior librarian in the children's literature department of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Extreme makeover: Movie edition Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of many books, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation."
Matchmaker's dilemma Douglas Dutton, Douglas Dutton is the owner of Dutton's Brentwood Books and Dutton's Beverly Hills.
Planet Roz Susan Salter Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
Landscape architect Kristina Lindgren, email@example.com