What happened on January 06, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The killing fields Jon Wiener, Jon Wiener teaches U.S. history at UC Irvine and is a contributing editor of the Nation magazine. His most recent book is "Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower."
Make-up sessions Minna Proctor, Minna Proctor is the author of "Do You Hear What I Hear? Religious Calling, the Priesthood, and My Father."
The 'solitary volcano' Jamie James, Jamie James is the author of several books, including "The Music of the Spheres" and the forthcoming "The Snake Charmer: A Life and Death in Pursuit of Knowledge."
Life lines Thomas Lynch, Thomas Lynch is a poet, essayist and funeral director. His books include "The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade" and "Still Life in Milford."
Called into question Mark Coleman, Mark Coleman is the author of "Playback: From the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money."
Fallen angels Mark Rozzo, Mark Rozzo is the articles editor of Men's Vogue.
A time for us Susan Salter Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Moving mountains Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a staff writer for LA Weekly.
Israel's false friends John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, John J. Mearsheimer is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Stephen M. Walt is a professor of international affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. They are the authors of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
And they're off... Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
A choice, for a change Harold Meyerson, Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect and an Op-Ed columnist for the Washington Post.
Prisoners of panic Joe Domanick, Joe Domanick, a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, is writing a book about California's prison system.
Billions of drops in the bucket Peter Gleick, Peter Gleick, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur fellow, is president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank.
Accountable to no one -- yet Jim Newton, Jim Newton is editor of The Times' editorial pages.
A radical solution Joshua Kurlantzick, Joshua Kurlantzick is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of "Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World."
Tomboy Chic GINNY CHIEN, Ginny Chien writes about style for the magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Om Factor Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. Contact her at email@example.com.
Body & Soul Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior style editor of the magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Pilots Susan Heeger, Susan Heeger is a staff writer for Martha Stewart Living. Contact her at email@example.com.
Walk This Way Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. She has written for the New York Times, Variety and Monocle. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popcorn Roulette Nicole LaPorte, Nicole LaPorte is a Venice-based writer who covers the entertainment industry. Contact her at email@example.com.
scott fifer / Spring Forward Elizabeth Khuri, Know somebody who's out to save the world, or at least Southern California? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let It Ride Claire Martin, Claire Martin has written for Men's Journal and Outside. Contact her at email@example.com.
Venus and Lars Dan Neil, Dan Neil can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L.A. Squared Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times. Contact him at email@example.com.
TRUE Believer Mayrav Saar, Mayrav Saar is a writer in Los Angeles and co-editor of Mediabistro.com's Fishbowl LA. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.