What happened on February 26, 2006
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The Boys in the Brand Sorina Diaconescu, Sorina Diaconescu is an editor at Hollywood Life who has written for Fashion Wire Daily and West.
The Most Fair Elizabeth Khuri, Elizabeth Khuri is the assistant editor for West`s Style section and the former managing editor of SOMA magazine.
The novel that shocked a nation Anthony Arthur, Adapted from the afterword by Anthony Arthur to "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. Afterword Copyright 2006 by Anthony Arthur. Published by arrangement with Modern Library, an imprint of Random House. Anthony Arthur's biography, "Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair," will be published by Random House in June.
American gothic Rich Cohen, Rich Cohen is the author of "Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams" and "The Record Men: The Chess Brothers and the Birth of Rock & Roll." His new book, "Sweet and Low: A Family Story," will be published in April.
The story of his life Thomas McGonigle, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."
True believer John Powers, John Powers is the author of "Sore Winners: And the Rest of Us in George Bush's America."
L.A., the hard way Kristina Lindgren, Kristina Lindgren is an editor with Book Review.
Rock of ages M.G. Lord, M.G. Lord's latest book is "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
Street-fighting men Gary Phillips, Writer and activist Gary Phillips' latest works include "Monkology," a collection of his Ivan Monk private eye short stories, and a story in the upcoming anthology "Dublin Noir."
First Impressionists Francine du Plessix Gray, Francine Du Plessix Gray is the author of many books, including "At Home with the Marquis De Sade: A Life," "Simone Weil" and most recently "Them: A Memoir of Parents."
War Rhetoric Blows Back in Port Furor Ronald Brownstein, Ronald Brownstein's column appears every Sunday. See current and past Brownstein columns on The Times website at latimes.com/brownstein.
Taking history to the streets GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Before Guantanamo Gillian Slovo, GILLIAN SLOVO's latest novel, "Ice Road," is published by Norton. She is also the author, with Victoria Brittain, of the documentary play "Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom."
Oscar needs a high-tech remake David Thomson, Film historian and critic David Thomson is the author, most recently, of "The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood."
ADD's black box scare Edward M. Hallowell, EDWARD M. HALLOWELL is the coauthor, with John J. Ratey, of "Driven to Distraction," "Delivered from Distraction" and other books about ADD.
The wrong way to fix Iran Charles A. Kupchan and Ray Takeyh, CHARLES A. KUPCHAN is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. RAY TAKEYH is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
How to bring the Getty down from the hill Tyler Green, TYLER GREEN writes and edits Modern Art Notes, a blog about art at artsjournal.com/man.
American gulag Thomas Wilner, Thomas Wilner is a partner at Shearman & Sterling, which has been representing Kuwaiti prisoners in Guantanamo since early 2002.
A Gulf ghost town Jon Healey, Jon Healey is a Times editorial writer. He recently returned from New Orleans.