What happened on September 10, 2006
Local heroes Jimmy Breslin, Jimmy Breslin won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1986. He is the author, most recently, of "Love Lasts on Myrtle Avenue," a play.
A jagged peace Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Valiant voyeurism Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author of the novels "A Child Out of Alcatraz" and the forthcoming "The List."
Tough guy, soft boiled Kenneth Turan, Kenneth Turan is a Times film critic.
All the wrong places Rosa Brooks, Rosa Brooks, special counsel to the Open Society Institute and a law professor at Georgetown University, writes a weekly op-ed column for The Times.
Notes from underground Matthew Price, Matthew Price is a journalist and critic who lives along the N line in outer Brooklyn.
Peculiar pearls Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of the forthcoming novel "The Interloper."
The great unknowing Louise Steinman, Louise Steinman is the author of "The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War."
Historic turning point or bump in the road? Brendan Simms, Brendan Simms is a lecturer in history at the Center of International Studies, Cambridge University. He is the author of "The Impact of Napoleon" and "Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia," among other books.
The `madness' of Lopez Obrador Denise Dresser, DENISE DRESSER is a columnist for the Mexican newspaper Reforma and a professor at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.
Anniversary album Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Gawking at Rio's poor GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. email@example.com
Wise up, voters Alan Wolfe, ALAN WOLFE teaches political science at Boston College and is the author of "Does American Democracy Still Work?" The book will be out later this month from Yale University Press.
John Lennon is still bugging the White House Jon Wiener, JON WIENER, a professor of history at UC Irvine, is the author of "Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files" and was the historical consultant on the film "U.S. vs. John Lennon."
Trading 007 for Jack Bauer Leo Braudy, LEO BRAUDY is the author of "From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity" and university professor at USC.
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Joy Elizabeth Khuri, Elizabeth Khuri is an assistant Style editor for West and the former managing editor of SOMA magazine.
4 Steps to Dressing Up Kristin Young, Kristin Young is features editor at Angeleno magazine, where she covers fashion. Her articles have also appeared in Women's Wear Daily, W, Redbook and others.
Jet Set Elizabeth Khuri, Elizabeth Khuri is an assistant Style editor for West and the former managing editor of SOMA magazine.
The Shah's New Clothes Jasmin Darznik, Jasmin Darznik is a doctoral candidate in English at Princeton. Her work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Zyzzyva and the Women's Review of Books.
Never Doubt the Power of the Screenwriter Hal Dresner, Hal Dresner is a screenwriter whose latest novel, "Nobody Sleeps Well in Casablanca," will be published next year.
The Ab in Abercrombie Jade Chang, Jade Chang is the West Coast editor for Metropolis magazine. She has also written for LA Weekly and the London Times.