What happened on July 06, 2008
Across seven seas Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of the novel "The Interloper."
Thicker than blood Michelle Huneven, Michelle Huneven is author of "Round Rock," the forthcoming "Blame" and "Jamesland," a novel invoking the James family.
Divine destiny Art Winslow, Art Winslow is a former literary and executive editor of the Nation.
Theater, by accident Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Love is all around Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Courting disasters Steve Almond, Steve Almond is the author, most recently, of "(Not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions."
The subtext to a career Paul Wilner, Bay Area writer Paul Wilner is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Literary lawbreaking Lizzie Skurnick, Lizzie Skurnick's book on classic young adult literature is forthcoming from HarperCollins.
Talking a good movie Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of many books, including "Film on Paper" and "Elia Kazan: A Biography." His forthcoming book, "You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story," will be published to coincide with his five-hour documentary about the studio that will air in September on PBS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Springfield's secret Michael Skube, Michael Skube teaches journalism at Elon University in North Carolina.
Happy nation Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
A 'green' industrial belt should run through it 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.
Suburbia's not dead yet Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin is a presidential fellow in urban futures at Chapman University and executive editor of the website www.newgeography.com
I tried, but failed, to bring ethics to City Hall Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky, a former city editor and columnist for The Times, is the author of "Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics." He just finished a five-year term on the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.
Miles to go for L.A. justice Joe Domanick, Joe Domanick is a senior fellow at USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism and at the Center on Media Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Working without a net Peter G. Gosselin, Peter Gosselin is the national economics correspondent for The Times and the author of "High Wire: The Precarious Financial Lives of American Families," released last month by Basic Books.
Diamonds are Forever BY Christopher SMITH, Christopher Smith has seen some 900 games at Angel Stadium and is planning to see 900 more. Contact him at .
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In the Swim of Things Duke Helfand, Duke Helfand is a Times staff write. Contact him at .
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