What happened on February 04, 2007
Bless This Church Vince Beiser, Vince Beiser is a Los Angeles-based magazine writer whose work has appeared in Harper's, Mother Jones and Wired. And he's available to perform your wedding.
One Mother's Mission Susan Straight, Susan Straight is a novelist and contributing writer for West.
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Know the Players Before the Game Begins Anna Waterhouse, Anna Waterhouse has two scripts that begin shooting this month.
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Michener's wide world Christopher Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Inspired by actual events Kai Maristed, Kai Maristed is the author of the novels "Broken Ground" and "Out After Dark" and the story collection "Belong to Me."
Brevity's rainbow Art Winslow, Art Winslow, a former executive editor and literary editor of the Nation, writes frequently on books and culture.
Collective wisdom David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Soothing troubled spirits Joy Nicholson, Joy Nicholson is the author of the novels "The Tribes of Palos Verdes" and "The Road to Esmeralda."
Vanishing point Ariel Swartley, Ariel Swartley is a contributing writer and book critic for Los Angeles magazine.
Critical disjuncture Ed Park, Ed Park is a founding editor of the Believer.
Behind the veil Hazel Rowley, Hazel Rowley is the author of "Tete-a-Tete: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre," "Richard Wright: The Life and Times" and "Christina Stead: A Biography."
Parsing panic Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Intelligent dissent Kit R. Roane, Kit R. Roane is a senior writer with U.S. News & World Report.
Surge protectors -- Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Armageddon with a halftime show Joe Queenan, Joe Queenan writes frequently for Barron's, the New York Times Book Review and the Guardian.
Schwarzenegger's golden opportunity William Fulton, WILLIAM FULTON is the publisher of California Planning & Development Report and a senior scholar at the School of Policy, Planning and Development at USC. He also is a member of the Ventura City Council and Ventura County Transportation Commission.
Molly Ivins: She was `a truth-seeking missile' Kinky Friedman, KINKY FRIEDMAN is an author, musician and former candidate for governor of Texas.
How scared should we be, really? Francis Fukuyama, Francis Fukuyama is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the author of "America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neoconservative Legacy."
The tide may be turning for salmon Paul VanDevelder, PAUL VANDEVELDER, author of "Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes and the Trial That Forged a Nation," is at work on a new book, "Savages and Scoundrels," for Yale University Press.
Taking the spin out of science Chris Mooney and Alan Sokal, CHRIS MOONEY is the Washington correspondent for Seed magazine and the author of "The Republican War on Science." ALAN SOKAL is a professor of physics at New York University and the coauthor of "Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science."
The brown and the gray GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, GREGORY RODRIGUEZ is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. email@example.com
The naturalized American dream Richard S. Tedlow, Richard S. Tedlow, a historian, is a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of "Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American," recently published by Penguin.
Not your average bear Richard A. Kaye, RICHARD A. KAYE is an associate professor of English at Hunter College in New York.
Even pros get lost along the way Catharine Hamm; Susan Spano; Jane Engle; Chris Erskine; Beverly Beyette; Rosemary McClure; Vani Rangachar;, By Times Staff Writers