What happened on May 27, 2007
Human longings Karen E. Bender, Karen E. Bender is the author of the novel "Like Normal People" and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology "Choice." She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
But is it a story? Shelley Jackson, Shelley Jackson is the author of "Half Life."
Oh, good grief Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is a New York-based writer and critic.
Break on through Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time and the author, most recently, of "Elia Kazan: A Biography."
Holding his ground Nick Owchar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, email@example.com
Oblivion Carolyn Kellogg, Carolyn Kellogg hosts the literary blog "Pinky's Paperhaus," at www.pinkyspaperhaus.com .
Natural selections Sara Lippincott, Sara Lippincott is an assistant editor of Book Review. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plainly powerful Susan Carpenter, Susan Carpenter is a Times staff writer. email@example.com
The lens of perhaps Elizabeth Mehren, Elizabeth Mehren is a professor of journalism at Boston University.
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The next Americans Tomas R. Jimenez, TOMaS R. JIMeNEZ is an assistant professor of sociology and a visiting research fellow at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego. His research focuses on immigration, assimilation and identity.
Keeping us in stitches Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
New life on leasing Peter Dreier, PETER DREIER, who served on the city's Housing Crisis Task Force, directs the Urban & Environmental Policy program at Occidental College. He is the coauthor of "The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City."
The kids are (mostly) all right Mike Males, MIKE MALES, former sociology instructor at UC Santa Cruz, is senior researcher for the online information site YouthFacts.org.
You know what makes me sick? Heather Abel, HEATHER ABEL is a writer living in Massachusetts. Emily Abel, her mother and a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health, contributed to this article.