What happened on April 06, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Dress code Michael McGough, Michael McGough is senior editorial writer for The Times.
Sacred semantics Rabih Alameddine, Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novel "The Hakawati," due out this month.
Drawn to Obama? Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
The undeveloper Marc B. Haefele, Marc B. Haefele is a commentator for KPCC-FM (89.3) and writes for Citybeat, Citywatch and Nomada magazine of Buenos Aires.
Tainted medicine Jerome P. Kassirer, Jerome P. Kassirer is a physician and distinguished professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Keep your enemies closer Melvyn P. Leffler, Melvyn P. Leffler is the co-chairman of the Governing America in a Global Era program at the University of Virginia and the author of "For the Soul of Mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War."
Super-source for scandal Marvin Kitman, Marvin Kitman, a former media/TV critic at Newsday, is the "media pathologist" at HuffingtonPost.com.
Puttin' On the Spritz Laurie Winer, Laurie Winer is a contributing editor at the magazine. Contact her at email@example.com
Instinct, Unscripted JODIE FOSTER, Producer, director and Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster costars in "Nim's Island," opening this month.
Flagsploitation Dan Neil, Times staff writer Dan Neil can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Giant Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times. Contact him at email@example.com
Master of Crowd Control Chris Lee, Chris Lee is a Times staff writer. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Dipper Charles Perry, Times staff writer Charles Perry can be reached at email@example.com
Face to face Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer.
War and peace David L. Ulin, David L. Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Sonic delights Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is a New York-based writer and critic.
Secrets unshared Nicholas Delbanco, Nicholas Delbanco is the Robert Frost distinguished university professor at the University of Michigan. His most recent novels include "Spring and Fall" and the forthcoming "The Count of Concord."
Talking the talk David J. Garrow, David J. Garrow, a senior fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, is the author of "Bearing the Cross," a Pulitzer prize-winning biography of King.
Superfreaky memories Peter Terzian, Peter Terzian is editing an anthology of essays about beloved record albums.
Auto-rewind Ella Taylor, Ella Taylor is a film critic at LA Weekly.
Blood connections Ron Carlson, Ron Carlson is the author of nine books of fiction, most recently the novel "Five Skies." He directs the graduate writing program in fiction at UC Irvine.