What happened on April 29, 2007
Dana Hollister Lynell George, Lynelle George is a senior writer for West
Steve Aoki Shawn Hubler, Shawn Hubler is a senior writer for West.
Audrey Bernstein Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson has written for Variety and the New York Times
Living The Modernist Dream Michael Webb, Michael Webb has written 25 books on architecture and design
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Fable attraction David L. Ulin, firstname.lastname@example.org David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Going for 'It' Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Deeds of the Dirty War Mark Rozzo, Mark Rozzo is a critic living in New York.
Surly optimist John Freeman, John Freeman is president of the National Book Critics Circle.
Sibling's devilry James Marcus, James Marcus is the author of "Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut."
Bright young things Mark Coleman, Mark Coleman is the author of "Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money."
A dark age Emily Barton, Emily Barton's novel "Brookland" was recently published in paperback.
Preaching to the unconverted Jack Miles, Jack Miles is distinguished professor of English and religious studies at UC Irvine. He is the general editor of the forthcoming "The Norton Anthology of World Religions."
Opportunism knocks Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is a New York-based critic and the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Make astronomers the stars Margaret Wertheim, MARGARET WERTHEIM is director of the Institute for Figuring, an L.A.-based organization that promotes public engagement with science and mathematics.
In their sights Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Misreading readers Michael Connelly, MICHAEL CONNELLY is the author of 17 mysteries, most of them featuring LAPD Det. Harry Bosch. His next book, "The Overlook," will be out next month.
Shots in the dark Tony Deifell, TONY DEIFELL, a photographer, is the author of "Seeing Beyond Sight," published this month by Chronicle Books.
The true blue Will Beall, WILL BEALL, author of the novel "L.A. Rex," is an officer with the LAPD's South Bureau gang homicide unit.
Going beyond Starbucks Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., FRANKLIN D. GILLIAM JR. is a professor of political science at UCLA and associate vice chancellor of community partnerships.
Cleaning up in Aisle 1 Nelson Lichtenstein, NELSON LICHTENSTEIN directs the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at UC Santa Barbara.
Forgive and remember Kyeyoung Park and Thomas Burgess, KYEYOUNG PARK is an associate professor of anthropology, Asian American studies and Korean studies at UCLA. THOMAS BURGESS teaches anthropology at Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College.
There's no .44-caliber Koran Ian Buruma, IAN BURUMA, is the author, most recently, of "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance." He is a professor at Bard College and a contributing editor to The Times' opinion pages.