What happened on December 09, 2007
The magic of Klickitat Street Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is the editor of "Los Angeles Noir" and writes the Eve Diamond crime novels.
Cheese on toast Charles Solomon, Charles Solomon is the author of many books, including "Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation" and "The Disney That Never Was."
The same book twice David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Crime spree Sarah Weinman, Sarah Weinman's Dark Passages column appears monthly at latimes.com/books.
Tiny, but full of possibilities Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
The thinker Richard Rayner, Richard Rayner's Paperback Writers column appears monthly at latimes.com/books.
Beyond reality Ed Park, Ed Park's Astral Weeks column appears monthly at latimes.com/books.
Kid stuff Sonja Bolle, Sonja Bolle's Word Play column appears monthly at latimes.com/books.
Symptoms of depression Steve Fraser, Steve Fraser is a writer and editor. His new book, "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace," will be published by Yale University Press in March. A longer version of this article appears at Tomdispatch.com.
Is this really World War IV? Peter Beinart, Peter Beinart is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Nine little words Thomas Powers, Thomas Powers is the author of "The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA" and "Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb," among other books. He writes frequently for the New York Review of Books.
Why won't The Times talk tax hikes? Robert Cruickshank, Robert Cruickshank teaches political science at Monterey Peninsula College.
Sale of the centuries David Redden, David Redden is vice chairman of Sotheby's.
Drawing on faith Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Nunez's high-stakes deal Anthony York, Anthony York is the editor of Capitol Weekly, a newspaper of California government and politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Waiting to Hit Bottom Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey Big Spenders Nicole LaPorte, Nicole LaPorte is a Venice-based writer who covers the entertainment industry. Contact her at email@example.com.
Tears and Roebuck Dan Neil, Dan Neil can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Gadget Andy Meisler, Andy Meisler is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.
A Handcrafted Life Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. She has written for the New York Times, LA Weekly and Variety.
Glaze of Glory LEILAH BERNSTEIN, Leilah Bernstein is an associate editor of the magazine.
Type A Spaces Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times. Contact him at email@example.com.
Naughty & Nice Elizabeth Khuri, Elizabeth Khuri is assistant style editor of the magazine. Contact her at Elizabeth.Khuri@latimes.com.
The Gizmo Guide David Colker, David Colker covers technology for The Times. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.