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What happened on November 25, 2007




  • Chasing the shadows Edward Champion, Edward Champion is a Brooklyn writer and host of the literary blog Return of the Reluctant at

  • This Week in Calendar

  • Bestsellers

  • A wild and crazy guise? Erika Schickel, Erika Schickel is the author of "You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom."

  • Bit parts Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds

  • Courtly love Nick Owchar

  • Roadside attractions Richard Eder, Richard Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.

  • The art of liberation Donna Seaman, Donna Seaman is an editor for Booklist and host of the radio program "Open Books" in Chicago ( Her author interviews are collected in "Writers on the Air."

  • Puppet master Leslie S. Klinger, Leslie S. Klinger is the editor of "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories," "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels" and the forthcoming "The New Annotated Dracula."

  • Narrative troublemaker Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."

  • Ordinary madness David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is books editor of The Times.

  • Wired for romance Seth Lloyd, Seth Lloyd, a professor of quantum-mechanical engineering at MIT, is the author of "Programming the Universe."











  • Technology's soul

  • Funny stuffing Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

  • Alternatives to alternatives

  • Unheralded military successes Robert D. Kaplan, Robert D. Kaplan, a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, is the author of "Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground."

  • McCain's homework Matt Welch, Matt Welch, a former assistant editorial page editor at The Times, is an editor at Reason magazine and author of "McCain: The Myth of a Maverick."

  • In sickness and in health

  • The blame game Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new book is "The Latino Challenge to Black America: Towards a Conversation Between African Americans and Hispanics," published by Middle Passage Press.

  • Give me a break Charles Fleming, Charles Fleming is an adjunct professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. He is coauthor of the recently published nonfiction book "My Lobotomy."

  • It's more about class and less about color Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a columnist for the opinion pages, is director of the California Fellows Program at the New America Foundation and the author of the recently published "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America."

  • Class size is key

  • City benefits from flex work

  • Wrong for Yellowstone

  • We aren't all in the same boat Erin Aubry Kaplan, Erin Aubry Kaplan is a contributing editor to The Times' opinion pages.

  • Trying to change a bias Gustavo Arellano, Gustavo Arellano is a contributing editor to Opinion, the author of the book "¬°Ask a Mexican!" and a staff writer for the OC Weekly.

  • Homicides don't add up to a race war Jill Leovy, Jill Leovy writes the Homicide Report, a Times blog that tracks homicides in Los Angeles County.

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