What happened on December 14, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The Lorax gets a little louder Erik Himmelsbach, Himmelsbach is a Los Angeles writer and producer.
The 'rube' inventor of modern politics Robert Roper, Roper is the author of "Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War."
Arty, crafty, dependable Suzanne Muchnic, Muchnic is a Times staff writer.
Ah, marriage Rachel Abramowitz, Abramowitz is a Times staff writer.
Bigger, bolder . . . and poorer Mike Boehm and Kim Christensen, Boehm and Christensen are Times staff writers.
Poet, priest, prophet Nick Owchar, Owchar is deputy books editor of The Times.
Disenchanted 'Narnia' fan finds her way back Michael Joseph Gross, Gross is the author of "Starstruck: When a Fan Gets Close to Fame."
Peter. Wendy. Lenny? Irene Lacher, Lacher is a freelance writer.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Cliff notes Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
'Flowers not allowed' Eyad El-Sarraj, Eyad El-Sarraj is the founder and president of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and a commissioner of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights.
Resurrecting the moderate Republican Marc B. Haefele, Marc B. Haefele is a commentator for KPCC-FM (89.3) and writes for Citybeat and Nomada magazine of Buenos Aires.
A prescription for failure Laurel L. Williams, Laurel L. Williams is program director of the Menninger Clinic's adolescent treatment program and assistant director of residency training, child and adolescent psychiatry and assistant professor in the Menninger department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
What's your style? Monica Corcoran, Corcoran is a Times staff writer.
Aged to perfection Melissa Magsaysay, Magsaysay is a Times staff writer.
Bowser browsers Susan Carpenter, Carpenter is a Times staff writer.
Larchmont Boulevard Melissa Magsaysay, Magsaysay is a Times staff writer.
Rock Candy Melissa Magsaysay, Magsaysay is a Times staff writer.
Recession.ista Adam Tschorn, Tschorn is a Times staff writer.
Holiday cruising Max Padilla, Padilla is a freelance writer.
Wired whimsy BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Fuzzy thinking Adam Tschorn, Tschorn is a Times staff writer.
A little dazzle Melissa Magsaysay, Magsaysay is a Times staff writer.