What happened on November 19, 2006
Found in translation Thomas Cahill, Thomas Cahill is the author of "The Hinges of History" series, which includes "How the Irish Saved Civilization" and, most recently, "Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art From the Cults of Catholic Europe."
The war most Americans forget Jon Meacham, Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek magazine, is the author of "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation" and "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship."
Modern times Christopher Sorrentino, Christopher Sorrentino is the author of two novels, "Sound on Sound" and "Trance," which was a finalist for the National Book Award.
War story Nick Owchar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture me this Emily Barton, Emily Barton's college band was called Imipolex G. Her most recent novel is "Brookland."
Scorched earth Rita Williams, Rita Williams is the author of "If the Creek Don't Rise: My Life Out West With the Last Black Widow of the Civil War."
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com
Peripheral vision Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."
The years in review Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author of the novels "A Child Out of Alcatraz" and the forthcoming "The List."
All and nothing Daniel Alarcon, Daniel Alarcon is the author of "War by Candlelight," a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, and of the forthcoming novel "Lost City Radio."
Observing the observer Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a senior editor at LA Weekly.
Hell and high water Shelley Jackson, Shelley Jackson is the author of "Half Life."
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Seeing Through Time Greg Goldin, Greg Goldin is Los Angeles magazine's architecture critic.
If You're the Ghostwriter, Know Where to Hover Jill Amadio, Jill Amadio has authored and co-authored several books, including "My Vagabond Lover: An Intimate Biography of Rudy Vallee."
From Rome With Love Margy Rochlin, Margy Rochlin is a regular contributor to Gourmet magazine.
Gold Justin Jouvenal, Justin Jouvenal has written for the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Oakland Tribune.
Mercy Desiree Zamorano, Desiree Zamorano is a playwright and a Pushcart Prize nominee.
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Live Ammo Mark J. Rauzon, Mark J. Rauzon is a wildlife biologist specializing in marine ornithology and the author of 20 nonfiction books for children.
This is winning? Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Words failed the GOP; Will Dems get the message? Geoffrey Nunberg, GEOFFREY NUNBERG, a linguist at UC Berkeley's School of Information, is the author of "Talking Right."
Take Ahmadinejad with a grain of salt Ray Takeyh, RAY TAKEYH is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic."
Force is the only answer Joshua Muravchik, JOSHUA MURAVCHIK is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
R. Crumb: filling in the background Aline Kominsky Crumb, Cartoonist ROBERT CRUMB lives in the south of France with ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB, his wife of 30 years. His latest book, "The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb," was published last month by MQ Publications Ltd.
What profit? I gave up $10 million Burt Neuborne, Burt Neuborne is the Inez Milholland professor of civil liberties and legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.
If O.J. said it John Kenney, JOHN KENNEY is a writer in Brooklyn, N.Y.
What's left of L.A.'s left? GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Profiting from the Holocaust Menachem Z. Rosensaft, MENACHEM Z. ROSENSAFT, a lawyer in New York, is the founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.