What happened on January 06, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 email@example.com.
The Om Factor Steffie Nelson, Steffie Nelson is a writer based in Echo Park. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Body & Soul Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is a senior style editor of the magazine. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Palm Pilots Susan Heeger, Susan Heeger is a staff writer for Martha Stewart Living. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Popcorn Roulette Nicole LaPorte, Nicole LaPorte is a Venice-based writer who covers the entertainment industry. Contact her 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.
Tomboy Chic GINNY CHIEN, Ginny Chien writes about style for the magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venus and Lars Dan Neil, Dan Neil can be reached 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.
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."
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.
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."
Make-up sessions Minna Proctor, Minna Proctor is the author of "Do You Hear What I Hear? Religious Calling, the Priesthood, and My Father."
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.
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.
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."