What happened on November 26, 2006
After 30 years, the scoop on Woodward and Bernstein Alicia C. Shepard, ALICIA C. SHEPARD, who teaches journalism at American University, is the author of "Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate."
Radical Islam's unlikely soul mate John L. Allen Jr., JOHN L. ALLEN JR. is the Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and author of "The Rise of Benedict XVI."
Fundamentalism for adults only Michael Bywater, MICHAEL BYWATER, a columnist for the Independent on Sunday in Britain, is the author, most recently, of "Big Babies," on the infantilization of Western culture. A longer version of this article appears in the current New Humanist magazine (www.newhumanist.org.uk).
Big, fat targets Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The lie beneath Israel's settlements Gershom Gorenberg, GERSHOM GORENBERG is the author of "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977."
Brewer's first lesson: welcome to chaos GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Google isn't the boogeyman David Eun, DAVID EUN is vice president for content partnerships at Google.
Do we need another T.R.? Matt Welch, Matt Welch is assistant editor of the editorial pages of The Times. email@example.com
Napster deja vu? Jon Healey, JON HEALEY is an editorial writer at The Times. firstname.lastname@example.org
Poison with a familiar scent David Wise, David Wise writes frequently about intelligence and espionage. He is the author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
From fakery to comfort in MySpace Swati Pandey, Swati Pandey is a researcher for The Times' editorial pages.
Make jokes, not war Barbara Garson, BARBARA GARSON is the author of the play "MacBird" and a new comedy about pensions, "Security."
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My Father's Magic Margy Rochlin, Margy Rochlin has written and narrated two radio documentaries about Nogales, Ariz., for National Public Radio.
Circling the Welcome Wagons Jim Robbins, Jim Robbins lives in Helena, Mont., and is the author of "Last Refuge: The Environmental Showdown in the American West," among other books.
Art Shop Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior editor for West.
West-east Joseph Braude, Joseph Braude is the author of "The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East, and the World."
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Cab fare to USC collected, eventually Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey can be reached at (800) LATIMES, Ext. 77083; by fax at (213) 237-4712; by mail at Metro, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., L.A. 90012; and by e-mail at email@example.com.
What the ocean spits back out Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of the forthcoming novel "The Interloper" from Handsel Books/Other Press. He lives and surfs in Los Angeles.
Vision things Karrie Higgins, Karrie Higgins is a writer living in Portland, Ore.
Understanding starstuff Sara Lippincott, firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Lippincott is an assistant editor of Book Review.
Giving up the ghosts Deborah Vankin, Deborah Vankin is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com
A jotted-down life Lynne Tillman, Lynne Tillman is the author of several books, including "American Genius: A Comedy" and "This Is Not It: Stories."
Schlemiels' paradise Art Winslow, Art Winslow's introduction to H.L. Mencken's collected coverage of the Scopes trial can be found in the recently published "A Religious Orgy in Tennessee."
String theory Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic of The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
Picking a winner Marianne Wiggins, Marianne Wiggins is a professor of English at USC. She was nominated for a National Book Award in 2003 and served as a fiction judge for this year's prize.
The cold- blooded conundrum Valerie Boyd, Valerie Boyd, a journalism professor at the University of Georgia, is the author of "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston" and the forthcoming "Spirits in the Dark: The Untold Story of Black Women in Hollywood."
Four score and seven versions ago Ted Widmer, Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for President Clinton, is director of Brown University's John Carter Brown Library and editor of the two-volume set "American Speeches."