What happened on October 01, 2006
If You Think Your Idea Was Stolen, Think Again Ian Gurvitz, Ian Gurvitz is the author of "'Hello,' Lied the Agent: And Other Bullshit You Hear as a Hollywood TV Writer," which was published last month and from which his essay is adapted. He also wrote and directed the forthcoming independent film "L.A. Blues."
The Second Time Around Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a West senior editor and former president of the L.A. Conservancy and the Carroll Avenue Restoration Foundation.
Making Converts Emily Young, Emily Young, a former editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, is now a contributing writer for Los Angeles magazine.
Recycle, Reuse, Re-create Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a West senior editor and former president of the L.A. Conservancy and the Carroll Avenue Restoration Foundation.
Briefly Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
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Now who's leaking the secrets? David Wise, David Wise, a Washington-based author, writes frequently about intelligence and secrecy.
The return of the comeback kid Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
What my father saw at Nuremberg Christopher Dodd, SEN. CHRISTOPHER DODD (D-CONN.) is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
What it takes to win MARGARET WERTHEIM, MARGARET WERTHEIM is director of the Institute for Figuring, an organization that promotes the public understanding of science and mathematics. Website: www.theiff.org
A good bargain in the Andes Sergio Munoz, SERGIO MUnOZ, a former Times editorial writer, is a contributing editor to the paper, and his weekly syndicated column in Spanish appears in 20 newspapers in 12 countries.
Where the two Americas collide GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
It's still a gulag, even with `Harry Potter' Moazzam Begg, Moazzam Begg is the author of "Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram and Kandahar."
Eyes on the prize Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds writes about books for The Times. email@example.com
Reflections of a car culture refugee Amanda Podany, AMANDA PODANY is a professor of history at Cal Poly Pomona.
The moral of the story Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Unintended benefits Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Who's on deck? Nathaniel Rich, Nathaniel Rich is the senior editor of the Paris Review.
The recognitions Albert Mobilio, Albert Mobilio's most recent book of poems is "Me With Animal Towering." He is fiction editor for Bookforum.
The hidden Hepburn Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography" and "The Essential Chaplin."
Empty promises Scott Martelle, Scott Martelle, a Times staff writer, is the author of the forthcoming "Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West."
Profile in courage Karl Fleming, Karl Fleming is the author of "Son of the Rough South: An Uncivil Memoir."
Words can kill Stephanie Giry, Stephanie Giry is a senior editor at Foreign Affairs magazine.
The flood of memory Richard Eder, Richard Eder, former book critic of The Times, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
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