What happened on July 02, 2006
If only gay sex caused global warming Daniel Gilbert, Daniel Gilbert is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of "Stumbling on Happiness," published in May by Knopf.
How the ACLU lost its bearings Wendy Kaminer, WENDY KAMINER was a member of the ACLU board until last month. She is working on a book about ethics.
Averting the `sophomore jinx' Raphael J. Sonenshein, Raphael J. Sonenshein, a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton, is the author of "The City at Stake: Secession, Reform and the Battle for Los Angeles."
Time to get over Antonio Daniel Hernandez, DANIEL HERNANDEZ is a staff writer at LA Weekly.
The economy of affection GREGORY RODRIDGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
And an iPod will never play fetch Thomas de Zengotita, THOMAS DE ZENGOTITA, a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, is the author of "Mediated," which received the 2006 Marshall McLuhan Award for outstanding work in the field of media ecology.
In Jefferson's footsteps Marshall Croddy, MARSHALL CRODDY is director of programs at the Constitutional Rights Foundation, which, with the Center for Civic Education, helped establish the California Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
Think it can't get any wilder? Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, SHERRY BEBITCH JEFFE is a senior scholar in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC and a political analyst for KNBC-TV.
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Provence In The Valley Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior editor for West and the author of the book "L.A. Lofts," which was released last month.
So Long, Whiskey Gulch Deborah Michel, Deborah Michel has contributed to House Beautiful and MSN.com.
Belgian Fries With That? Paul Vercammen, Paul Vercammen is a former CNN correspondent.
Saved by Dolphins Michael Fessier Jr., Michael Fessier Jr. has written for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and others.
Timothy, bleary Michael S. Roth, Michael S. Roth is president of the California College of the Arts in the Bay Area.
The play's the thing Erika Schickel, Erika Schickel is the author of the forthcoming "You're Not the Boss of Me."
A way of seeing Natasha S. Randall, Natasha S. Randall has completed a translation from the Russian of Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" for Modern Library.
Old haunts revisited Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."
Art of darkness Joel Rose, Joel Rose's next novel, "The Blackest Bird," will appear in March from W.W. Norton.
Knockin' on Dylan's door Jim Fusilli, Jim Fusilli, a music critic for the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio, is the author of the novels "Hard, Hard City," "Tribeca Blues" and "Closing Time."
Neighborhood watch Stephanie Giry, Stephanie Giry is a senior editor at Foreign Affairs magazine.
Eye of the storm Mark Doty, Mark Doty is the author of several books of poetry, including "School of the Arts," and the forthcoming memoir, "Dog Years."
The Italian rapscallion Tracy Wilkinson, Tracy Wilkinson is Times bureau chief in Rome.