What happened on March 25, 2007
Back On Her Feet Robin Abcarian, Robin Abcarian is a Los Angeles Times staff writer.
Dear Me J.R. Moehringer, J.R. Moehringer is a senior writer for West.
Hearts and minds Donna Rifkind, Donna Rifkind's reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org
A colossal fish story Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com Susan Salter Reynolds is a staff writer for The Times.
Sinners, beware Richard Rayner, Richard Rayner is the author of several books, most recently the novel "The Devil's Wind."
The unmade man Richard Zimler, Richard Zimler is the author of several novels, including "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon," "Hunting Midnight" and, most recently, "Guardian of the Dawn," which has been a bestseller in Portugal, where he makes his home.
Wild beginnings Jon Meacham, Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, is the author of "American Gospel" and "Franklin and Winston."
Pockets of self-discovery Emily Rapp, Emily Rapp is the author of "Poster Child: A Memoir." She is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles.
Going native Jim Ruland, Jim Ruland, who works in an Indian casino, is the author of the short story collection "Big Lonesome."
Conquering concubine Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
30 degrees of observation Stephanie Zacharek, Stephanie Zacharek is a senior writer for Salon.com.
A matter of life and death Charles McNulty, firstname.lastname@example.org Charles McNulty is The Times' theater critic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
High-rises shouldn't give L.A. the shakes Richard G. Little, RICHARD G. LITTLE is director of the Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at USC.
The warrior and the priest Ronald Brownstein, Ronald Brownstein is The Times' national affairs columnist.
Four-year marks Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
How the gran marcha changed us Daniel Hernandez, DANIEL HERNANDEZ is a staff writer at LA Weekly.
A new Crusade within the GOP Dan Gilgoff, DAN GILGOFF is a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and the author of "The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America Are Winning the Culture War."
Why the GOP goes nuclear over global warming Jonathan Chait, JONATHAN CHAIT is a contributing editor to Opinion and a senior editor at the New Republic.
Development on the fly Cary Lowe and William Cipes, CARY LOWE, a land-use attorney and urban planning consultant, has advised state and local government. WILLIAM CIPES is director of operations of the Transportation and Land Use Collaborative of Southern California.
Street gang realpolitik Will Beall, Will Beall is a Los Angeles police officer with the South Bureau gang homicide unit and the author of the novel "L.A. Rex."
The upside to retiring down under Kelly Candaele, Kelly Candaele is a trustee of the Los Angeles City Employee Retirement System. He spoke recently at a pension fund conference in Sydney.
What's not to like about Libertarianism? Brian Doherty, BRIAN DOHERTY is a senior editor at Reason magazine and the author of "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement."