What happened on October 29, 2006
The Fathers Mona Gable, Mona Gable has been published in Salon, Health and West.
Manna From Yah Qevin Oji, Qevin Oji is a contributing writer for West.
90031 Jessica Gelt
Go For It Leslee Komaiko, Leslee Komaiko has written for Westways, Los Angeles magazine and The Times' Food section.
With a Little Help, Bad Can Be Made Good Enough Peter McAlevey, Peter McAlevey is a producer and former correspondent for Newsweek. His movie "Screamers" will premiere Nov. 2 at the American Film Institute's annual festival.
Politics Laid Bear Jim Newton, Jim Newton is the city-county bureau chief for The Times and the author of the just-published "Justice For All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."
The Tao of Back & Forth John McKinney, John McKinney is the author of a dozen books about hiking, including "The Joy of Hiking" and "Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide."
The Daughter Erika Hayasaki, Erika Hayasaki is a Times staff writer.
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Hungary's 50-year grudge Christopher Condon, CHRISTOPHER CONDON is the Budapest correspondent for the Financial Times.
A letter-perfect political story GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada may pick our next president J. Patrick Coolican, J. PATRICK COOLICAN covers politics for the Las Vegas Sun.
Horror pictures Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Chameleon city Hal Rothman, HAL ROTHMAN, distinguished professor of history at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is the author of numerous books, among them the "Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century."
In Vegas real estate, the house always wins Carmel Hopkins, CARMEL HOPKINS was the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal real estate section. She is currently a freelance writer
War with Iran? Congress says OK Jon Sawyer, Jon Sawyer is director of the Washington-based Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He has reported from Iran and throughout the Middle East.
Stardust memories Swati Pandey, SWATI PANDEY is a researcher for the editorial pages.
Are we the Mongols of the Information Age? Max Boot, Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a weekly columnist for The Times, is the author of "War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today." email@example.com
Following the leaders Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener is a UC Irvine history professor and a contributing editor for the Nation. He is the author, most recently, of "Historians in Trouble" and editor of "Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight."
Clueless in Versailles Heller McAlpin, Heller McAlpin is a critic whose reviews have appeared in Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle and a variety of other publications.
Wild kingdom Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury writes reviews for a variety of publications.
Common ground Ruth Andrew Ellenson, Ruth Andrew Ellenson received the National Jewish Book Award for her anthology "The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt."
Mouse tale Fred Schruers, Fred Schruers is a senior editor at Premiere magazine.
History's heavy footfalls Thomas Meaney, Thomas Meaney is the literary editor of the New York Sun.
Altogether ooky Ed Park, Ed Park is a founding editor of the Believer.
All things considered Louisa Thomas, Louisa Thomas is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.
Whitman's wild child Lewis MacAdams, Lewis MacAdams' new CD, "Dear Oxygen," will be released in December. He is at work on a biography of Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine.