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What happened on May 14, 2006

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  • The art of omission Emily Barton, Emily Barton is the author of the novels "Brookland" and "The Testament of Yves Gundron."

  • A Spicoli state of mind Matthew Price, Matthew Price, a former video store clerk, is a critic who writes for a variety of publications.

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  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Barefoot and poignant Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time and the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography," and editor of the forthcoming "The Essential Chaplin."

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  • Love's labors Louisa Thomas, Louisa Thomas is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.

  • Lost in the cosmos Michael Sims, Michael Sims' most recent book is "Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form."

  • Testing the limits Jon Meacham, Jon Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek, is the author of "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation."

  • View from the floor Steve Almond, Steve Almond is the author of four books, including "The Evil B.B. Chow & Other Stories."

  • Uncommon sense Mark Luce, Mark Luce teaches English at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Mo., and at the University of Kansas.

  • Persistence of memory Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."

  • Life is beautiful Veronique de Turenne, Veronique de Turenne is book critic for NPR's "Day to Day."

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