What happened on February 05, 2006
The other woman in King's life David J. Garrow, David J. Garrow, a senior fellow at Homerton College, Cambridge, is the author of "Bearing the Cross," a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
L.A.'s future is up in the air Ray Bradbury, RAY BRADBURY is the author of "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," among other books.
Playing politics with cops' safety Jack Dunphy, Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a Los Angeles police officer who writes a column for National Review Online.
Can movies change our minds? Maria DiBattista, MARIA DIBATTISTA is the author of "Fast-Talking Dames."
Battle lines Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Religious progressives, the next generation Diane Winston, DIANE WINSTON, Knight chair in media and religion at USC, can be reached at dhwinston @gmail.com.
Of rebel raiders and the West Tom Chaffin, TOM CHAFFIN is the author of the just-released book "Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider 'Shenandoah.' "
Behind the Steel Curtain ByAndres Martinez, ANDRES MARTINEZ is the editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times.
Cannibals with courage Ethan Rarick, ETHAN RARICK is at work on a new history of the Donner Party, to be published by Oxford University Press.
Sly and Me Lynell George, Lynell George, a senior writer for West, is the author of "No Crystal Stair: African-Americans in the City of Angels."
If You Don't Look to Pass, You're Sure to Fail Gary Gilbert, Gary Gilbert was a writer and executive producer on the "Seinfeld" pilot and co-creator of the series "Sister, Sister."
Arguably Daniel Handler, Daniel Handler is the author of "The Basic Eight" and "Watch Your Mouth" and, as Lemony Snicket, the children's novels in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."
The Lingering Reek of Smell-O-Vision Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger, Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger co-authored "Poplorica." Smith is a senior editor for West.
The Valley's Not So Civil War Mark Arax, Mark Arax is a senior writer for West and co-author, with Rick Wartzman, of "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire."
Blast It Trash It Smash It Rip It Kick It Couture Sorina Diaconescu, Sorina Diaconescu is an editor at Hollywood Life whose work has appeared in The Times, LA Weekly and Variety.
Dance Class Anne Lamott, Anne Lamott , a contributing writer to West, is the author of 10 books.
Juke Joints That Really Jump Gary Calamar, Gary Calamar hosts "The Open Road" on KCRW and is a Grammy-nominated producer for the "Six Feet Under" soundtracks.
Mad Hot Music Jessica Gelt, Jessica Gelt is assistant research editor for West.
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Fool for love Marion Winik, NPR commentator Marion Winik is the author, most recently, of "Above Us Only Sky."
Mightier than the sword Robert Faggen, Robert Faggen is Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College and the editor of the forthcoming "The Notebooks of Robert Frost."
Complicating Copernicus Margaret Wertheim, Margaret Wertheim, a science columnist for L.A. Weekly, is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space From Dante to the Internet."
The Great Commoner Matthew Price, Matthew Price, a journalist and critic, is an occasional contributor to Book Review.
Almost famous Erik Himmelsbach, Erik Himmelsbach is a writer and television producer. He is working on a book about the history of Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM and the alternative-culture revolution.
Harlem shuffle Allen Barra, Allen Barra, a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, is the author of "The Last Coach: A Life of Paul 'Bear' Bryant."
Through the past, darkly Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is a contributor to Book Review and an editorial assistant at the New Yorker.
Vital nonsense Lynell George, Lynell George is a senior writer for West, the Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine.
The lie that tells the truth David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.