What happened on November 11, 2007
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The age of descent? Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is a senior editor at Foreign Affairs.
Cinema scope Christopher Sorrentino, Christopher Sorrentino is the author of two novels, "Sound on Sound" and "Trance," the latter of which was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Golden silence Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a film critic and the author of many books, including "Elia Kazan: A Biography." His new book, "Film on Paper," will be published early next year.
The illusionist Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
The rebel Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a staff writer for LA Weekly.
Across the metaverse Matthew Shaer, Matthew Shaer, an editor at the Christian Science Monitor, is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe.
The artist, cubed John Freeman, John Freeman is president of the National Book Critics Circle.
The postlude Jamie James, Jamie James is the author of "The Music of the Spheres" and the forthcoming "The Snake Charmer."
Symphony for the unsung Charles McNulty, Charles McNulty is The Times' theater critic.
The clout that counts Susan Anderson, Susan Anderson, former visiting professor at Pitzer College, is managing director of LA as Subject, an association of archives and collections hosted by USC Libraries.
Written out of the script Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell writes frequently about theater and film for The Times' Calendar section.
Punch lines Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
None so blind Jason Berry, Jason Berry is the author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and, with Gerald Renner, "Vows of Silence," among other books. He is directing a documentary, based on the latter book, to be released next year.
Talking among ourselves Jim Newton, Jim Newton is the editorial page editor of The Times. He has spoken at the Aloud series
'Superbug's' killer cousin Wendy Orent, Wendy Orent is the author of "Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease."