What happened on July 29, 2007
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High Tea David Lansing, Freelance writer David Lansing writes about wine and spirits for The Times.
Physician, Brand Thyself Meghan Daum, Meghan Daum is an opinion columnist for The Times.
From Asia, With Suction Fiona Ng, Fiona Ng is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who frequently covers Chinese American culture.
unexpected Hilary MacGregor, Hilary MacGregor is a freelance writer based in Hollywood.
Bringing 'Ugly' Back Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times.
The Chocolate Paradox Leilah Bernstein, Leilah Bernstein is an associate editor at West.
Rxxx Paul Lieberman, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer.
The Best You Now Stacie Stukin, Stacie Stukin is a West Hollywood-based freelance writer
The Specialists Mary McNamara, Mary McNamara is a Times TV critic
Skin to Skin Elizabeth Khuri, Elizabeth Khuri is assistant style editor at West
License to run amok Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time and the author, most recently, of "Elia Kazan: A Biography."
When he was very young David L. Ulin and David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Just wild about Harry Sonja Bolle, Sonja Bolle is a freelance book editor and children's book reviewer. Her "Word Play" column appears monthly at www.latimes.com/books.
Goddesses and monsters Regina Marler, Regina Marler is the editor of "Queer Beats: How the Beats Turned America On to Sex."
Left behind Edward Humes, Edward Humes is the author of nine nonfiction books, including "Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America's Soul" and "School of Dreams: Making the Grade at a Top American High School."
Mayor Bloomberg in denial? DON FREDERICK AND ANDREW MALCOLM, Excerpted from The Times' political blog Top of the Ticket, at www.latimes .com/topoftheticket. Staff writer Scott Martelle contributed to this report.
Trading places 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.
Gov. Moonbeam 2.0? Philip J. Trounstine, Philip J. Trounstine is director of the Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University. He is the former political editor of the San Jose Mercury News and former communications director for Gov. Gray Davis.
Why, the Beloved Country? James Kirchick, James Kirchick is assistant to the editor in chief of the New Republic
The NBA has to beat the odds Dave Zirin, Dave Zirin is the author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."
Dog stars Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Romancing the source Laura Castañeda, Laura Castañeda is an associate professor of professional practice at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She is married to an editor in the business section of the Los Angeles Times.
Richie Rich 101 Robert Frank, Robert Frank is a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal and the author of "Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich," from which this essay is adapted.