What happened on February 24, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The legend of El Lider Ilan Stavans, Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring professor in Latin American and Latino culture at Amherst College. He is the editor of the forthcoming "Cesar Chavez: An Organizer's Tale."
Love, not just a habit Mark Coleman, Mark Coleman is the author of "Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money."
Down and dirty Phillip Lopate, Phillip Lopate is the author of "Rudy Burckhardt: Photographer" and the editor of the anthology "Writing New York."
Lad tidings Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Tales of the Jazz Age Alice Randall, Alice Randall is the author of "The Wind Done Gone."
Peekaboo Sarah Weinman, Sarah Weinman writes Dark Passages, an online monthly mystery and suspense column, for the Los Angeles Times. She blogs about crime and mystery fiction at www.sarahweinman.com.
Trigger happy James Sallis, James Sallis is the author, most recently, of "Salt River."
Cut glass Samantha Dunn, Samantha Dunn is the author of several books, including "Faith in Carlos Gomez."
Divine intervention Darcey Steinke, Darcey Steinke's memoir, "Easter Everywhere," is newly out in paperback.
Takes the prize Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Not-their-fault insurers Ezra Klein, Ezra Klein is a staff writer at the American Prospect. He blogs at EzraKlein.com.
Risky business Cary Lowe, Cary Lowe is a San Diego land-use lawyer and planning consultant.
What a little bird told us Jonathan Rosen, Jonathan Rosen, a novelist and essayist, is the editorial director of Nextbook. His book about bird-watching, "The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature," is being published this month.
Voting like it's manana Joe Mathews, Joe Mathews has been a Times staff writer for eight years. He is becoming an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Maxing metaphors T.A. Frank, T.A. Frank is an editor at the Washington Monthly.
Sweden or Mississippi? William Voegeli, William Voegeli is a visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center.
What campus rape crisis? Heather Mac Donald, Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal, from which this is adapted.