What happened on July 13, 2008
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Darkness and light James Sallis, James Sallis is the author of many novels, including "Salt River," "Cripple Creek" and the Lew Griffin cycle. He is also the author of "Chester Himes: A Life."
Fantasy football David Davis, David Davis is a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine.
Ticked Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a freelance writer.
Lost teens Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman, a Cal State Long Beach professor, is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
Kilt joys Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury reviews graphic novels for National Public Radio's online book review.
Science friction Jesse Cohen, Jesse Cohen is the series editor of "The Best American Science Writing."
Alas, poor Fido Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch is the author of 12 books, including, most recently, "The Grand Inquisitor's Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God."
Deconstructing Dubai Christopher Hawthorne, Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic of The Times.
From the Blogs Howard Blume; Peter Viles; Patrick Kevin Day; Amy Scattergood
Foreign exchange Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Who listens to blogging heads? John Sides and Eric Lawrence, John Sides and Eric Lawrence are assistant professors in the department of political science at George Washington University. Sides blogs at themonkeycage.org.
Photographic memory Jack Radcliffe, Jack Radcliffe is a photographer.
X+3(Y)politics = Prop. 98 Joe Mathews, Joe Mathews, a contributing writer for Opinion, is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Wall-E doesn't say anything Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Allen is a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's Minding the Campus website.
A Bastille Day revolution Susan Nagel, Susan Nagel, a professor at Marymount Manhattan College, is the author, most recently, of "Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter."
The real mistake in 'teen pregnancy' Mike Males, Mike Males formerly taught sociology at UC Santa Cruz and now researches for the online information service YouthFacts.org.