What happened on January 14, 2007
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The Education of Thom Mayne Brett Campbell, Brett Campbell writes for the Wall Street Journal, Oregon Quarterly and other publications. He lives in Portland, Ore.
Hip-hop Elizabeth Khuri
Up in Flames Helen Storey, Helen Storey has written for Los Angeles magazine and Time Out. She is working on her first novel.
91303 Jessica Gelt
To Avoid the Look, Say You Manage a Pet Store Max Thayer, Max Thayer was recently cast in the upcoming film "Charlie Wilson's War," starring Tom Hanks and directed by Mike Nichols
Prosperity's Smile Qevin Oji, Qevin Oji is a contributing writer for West.
Marked for life Art Winslow, Art Winslow, a former literary editor and executive editor of the Nation, writes frequently about books and culture.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com
Wild at heart Veronique de Turenne, Veronique de Turenne is the book critic for National Public Radio's "Day to Day."
Book of revelation Louisa Thomas, Louisa Thomas is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.
Accompanied by strings Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
History made him do it James Marcus, James Marcus is the author of "Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut."
Don't touch that dial Matthew Shaer, Matthew Shaer is a correspondent for the Boston Globe's Arts section and an editor at Boston.com.
Her animal planet Regina Marler, Regina Marler is the editor of "Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America on to Sex."
They twisted `The Phallus' Jeffrey Tobin, JEFFREY TOBIN is an associate professor in Occidental College's department of critical theory and social justice.
The spirit of Dharmacracy Jonathan Haidt, JONATHAN HAIDT is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and the author of "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom."
Tarzan's children Joe Queenan, JOE QUEENAN writes frequently for Barron's, the New York Times Book Review and the Guardian.
Definitions of whiteness amid the Delta blues GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
All our favorite presidents are dead David Greenberg, David Greenberg, a professor of media studies and history at Rutgers University, is the author of "Nixon's Shadow," "Calvin Coolidge" and "Presidential Doodles."
Arnold the utopian Bill Whalen, BILL WHALEN, former chief speechwriter for Gov. Pete Wilson, is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
A living wage we can live with Robert Pollin, ROBERT POLLIN is a professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the coauthor of "A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States," forthcoming from Cornell University Press.
Back to the drawing board Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
How Humphrey got to be Bogie Richard Schickel, RICHARD SCHICKEL wrote the introductory essay for "Bogie," which recently was published by St. Martin's Press. His most recent book, "Elia Kazan: A Biography," has just appeared in paperback.
Secrets set free Frank Warren, FRANK WARREN is the founder and curator of the PostSecret Project (www.Postsecret.com). His newest book is "The Secret Lives of Men and Women."
Did kissing up bring us down? Corey Robin, COREY ROBIN, author of "Fear: The History of a Political Idea," teaches political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A longer version of this article appears in the Jan. 4 issue of the London Review of Books.