What happened on May 21, 2006
The incredible shrinking Palestine Sandy Tolan, SANDY TOLAN'S most recent book is "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East."
Y'all say hola to the future Michael Skube, Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Skube teaches journalism at Elon University in North Carolina.
Will W. get his groove back? GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Mao's madness -- in photos Li Zhensheng, LI ZHENSHENG, who has chronicled and lectured on the Cultural Revolution, is the author of "Red Color News Soldier." An exhibition of his photos is coming to Los Angeles next year. This article was written with the assistance of journalist Jacques Menasche.
Larry, Curly and Musab J. Michael Waller, J. MICHAEL WALLER is a professor of international communication at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington.
Want an exit exam? Spend the money Jennifer Washburn, JENNIFER WASHBURN is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles and a fellow at the New America Foundation.
Hey, kids, have we got a job for you Chris Harris, CHRIS HARRIS is a writer and producer of the CBS television show "How I Met Your Mother."
The lie behind the secrets Tom Blanton, Tom Blanton is the director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University (www.nsarchive.org).
Bob, love your work! Leo J. O'Donovan, LEO J. O'DONOVAN is a Catholic priest, theologian and president emeritus of Georgetown University. He's a frequent contributor of art criticism to various national publications.
Where'd my apartment go? Peter Dreier, PETER DREIER is a professor of politics and director of the Urban & Environmental Policy program at Occidental College.
Weak on leaks Gabriel Schoenfeld, Gabriel Schoenfeld is the senior editor of Commentary magazine.
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When It Comes to Suffering for Your Art, Don't Duck Jeremy Pollack, Jeremy Pollack is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer as well as the director of the upcoming feature film "Chandler Hall."
Small. Smaller. Smallest. Ciji Ware, Ciji Ware is the author of the forthcoming book "Rightsizing Your Life: The Midlife Guide to Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most." She is also the author of five works of fiction and a former health and lifestyle commentator for radio and television.
Trailer Chic Dorothy Allison, Dorothy Allison is a writer living in Guerneville, Calif., whose work includes "Two or Three Things I Know for Sure," "Trash" and "Bastard Out of Carolina," which was a National Book Award finalist.
Why Size Doesn't Matter Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior editor for West and the author of "L.A. Lofts," to be published in June.
True obsessions Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Silent pictures Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of many books, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation," and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's "Day to Day."
Chew on this Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is deputy editor of Book Review.
A story with legs Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic of The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
The artistic temperament Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of 11 books, including the forthcoming "A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization."
A walk on the noir side Judith Freeman, Judith Freeman's most recent novel is "Red Water." She is working on a book about Raymond Chandler, which is to be published in 2007.
Sea change John Balzar, John Balzar is a Times staff writer and the author of "Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race."
The boy wonder Susan Carpenter, Susan Carpenter is a Times staff writer.
Expert witness David Cotner, David Cotner is a contributing writer to L.A. Weekly.