What happened on January 07, 2007
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
A final flight into the history books Paul Thornton, PAUL THORNTON is a researcher for The Times' editorial page.
Phallus 101 Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Allen is an editor at Beliefnet and the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus."
Face cards Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Can Arnold win on healthcare? Lou Cannon, Lou Cannon is the author of five books on Ronald Reagan, most recently "Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power."
The long nightmare hasn't ended Matt Welch, MATT WELCH is assistant editor of The Times' editorial pages.
Beethoven and a Barcalounger Miles Hoffman, MILES HOFFMAN is violist for the American Chamber Players, a music commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition" and the author of "The NPR Classical Music Companion."
Arab nationalism's last gasp Robert D. Kaplan, ROBERT D. KAPLAN is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of "The Arabists," among other books.
Roots of anger Tanya K. Hernandez, Tanya K. Hernandez is a professor of law at Rutgers University Law School.
Through rose-colored microscopes Richard Dawkins;Max Tegmark;Jonathan Haidt;James O'Donnell;Steven Pinker;Jean Pigozzi;Jared Diamond;J. Craig Venter;Roger Highfield
The big chill Jon Fasman, Jon Fasman is the author of the novel "The Geographer's Library."
A reverie runs through it Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a staff writer at LA Weekly.
Cut loose in the cosmos David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com
The Mumbai connection Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
One nation, under God ... Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener, a history professor at UC Irvine, is the author of numerous books, most recently "Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud and Politics in the Ivory Tower."
Bleak house Jane Ciabattari, Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection "Stealing the Fire" and a contributor to the National Book Critics Circle's blog Critical Mass.
Carnal knowledge Steve Almond, Steve Almond is the author of the short-story collections "My Life in Heavy Metal" and "The Evil B.B. Chow."
A bug's life Benjamin Weissman, Benjamin Weissman is the author of two books of short fiction, most recently "Headless."
Dionysian rave Mark Coleman, Mark Coleman is the author of "Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money."
The Really Big One Susan E. Hough, Susan E. Hough is Scientist-in-Charge of the U.S. Geological Survey Pasadena office and author of "Richter's Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man."
Mad Max J.R. Moehringer, J.R. Moehringer is a senior writer for West. He also is the author of the memoir "The Tender Bar." His 1997 boxing story for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, "Resurrecting the Champ," has been turned into a movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett, to be released later this year.
The Agoraphobic's Holiday Jill Glass, Jill Glass is completing work on her L.A.-themed collection, "The Agoraphobic's Holiday and Other Stories." She was senior vice president of marketing at A&M Records.
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