What happened on July 01, 2007
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Identity crisis Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan is a contributing editor to The Times' Opinion pages.
Bound for glory Marisa Silver, Marisa Silver is the author of the short story collection "Babe in Paradise" and the novel "No Direction Home." Her new novel, "The God of War," will be published next year.
Reverb Erika Schickel, Erika Schickel is the author of "You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom."
Cruel intentions Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind, a Los Angeles-based reviewer, was a finalist for this year's National Book Critics Circle's Balakian award for excellence.
Prison sentences Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is a New York-based critic and the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
The naked truth Steve Almond, Steve Almond's new collection of essays, "Not That You Asked," will be published in September.
Appetite for destruction David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Sentimental journey Charles McNulty, Charles McNulty is The Times' theater critic.
The last resort Carolyn Kellogg, Carolyn Kellogg hosts the literary blog "Pinky's Paperhaus" at www.pinkyspaperhaus.com .
The Paris trip Joel Pett, JOEL PETT is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
L.A.: Guilty of dysfunction D.J. Waldie, D.J. WALDIE, a contributing editor to Opinion, is the author of "Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles."
The plague or the cure? Ronald Brownstein, RONALD BROWNSTEIN is The Times' national political correspondent.
Travels with Danny Nicholas Goldberg, NICHOLAS GOLDBERG is editor of the Op-Ed page and Opinion section of The Times.
An activist in transition Jim Newton, JIM NEWTON is Editorial Page Editor of The Times.
Why King-Harbor must die Robert M. Wachter, ROBERT M. WACHTER is a professor of medicine at UC San Francisco and the author of "Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes" and the forthcoming "Understanding Patient Safety."
L.A.'s Nostradamus Brian Doherty, BRIAN DOHERTY is a senior editor of Reason magazine and the author of "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement."