What happened on June 08, 2008
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Once upon a time Wendy Smith, Wendy Smith is a critic and the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."
Talking pretty Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Dark satanic mall Jane Smiley, Jane Smiley's latest novel, "Ten Days in the Hills," was recently published in paperback.
Tears in their beer Samantha Dunn, Samantha Dunn is the author of the novel "Failing Paris" and co-editor of the short-story anthology "Women on the Edge."
Night moves Desmond O'Grady, Desmond O'Grady's books include the novel "Dinny Going Down" and a travel book about Italy's Abruzzo region, "The Sybil, the Shepherd and the Saint."
A world away Laurel Maury, Laurel Maury is a New York-based writer and critic.
Sing me a story Joe Henry, Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist and Grammy-winning producer. His most recent CD, "Civilians," was released last September.
Finish lines Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Too little, too early Anthony York, Anthony York is the editor of Capitol Weekly, a newspaper of California government and politics.
The 2nd time around Raphael J. Sonenshein, Raphael J. Sonenshein, a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton, is the author of "Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles."
Zeroing in on Alzheimer's Sue Halpern, Sue Halpern, a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, is the author, most recently, of "Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News From the Front Lines of Memory Research." Her website is: www.suehalpern.com.
What went wrong Michael Crowley, Michael Crowley is a senior editor at the New Republic.
The Tillman offense Dave Zirin, Dave Zirin is the author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."
Me without my hijab Zainab Mineeia, Zainab Mineeia worked as a translator and reporter for The Times in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. She is now a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism.