What happened on May 18, 2008
The depths of sorrow Susan Salter Reynolds, Susan Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
First do no harm Jesse Cohen, Jesse Cohen is the series editor of "The Best American Science Writing."
Paging Daedalus Denise Hamilton, Denise Hamilton is editor of the anthology "Los Angeles Noir" and author of the forthcoming novel "The Last Embrace," set in 1949 Hollywood.
Oops!!! Sara Lippincott
What a girl wants Peter Terzian, Peter Terzian is editing an anthology of essays about beloved record albums.
Dividing lines David Greenberg, David Greenberg is a professor of history and media studies at Rutgers University, a columnist for Slate and the author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image."
Dividing lines Jim Newton, Jim Newton, editor of The Times' editorial pages, is the author of "Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made."
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He's out Dave Zirin, Dave Zirin is the author of "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."
Blurred lines Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Troubled dream Swati Pandey, Swati Pandey is an assistant articles editor for The Times' opinion pages.
Save us from the rescuers David Rieff, David Rieff is the author of many books, including "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" and "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis."
Your slip is showing, and reshowing Ezra Klein, Ezra Klein is an associate editor at the American Prospect. He blogs at EzraKlein.com.
Taken for a ride D. J. Waldie, D.J. Waldie is a contributing editor for The Times. His most recent book is "California Romantica."
Democracy Inc. Joe Mathews, Joe Mathews, an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation and a former Times staff writer, will moderate a panel on business and the local ballot process on May 27 at the Autry National Center.
Sharks vs. salmon Paul VanDevelder, Paul VanDevelder's new book, "Savages and Scoundrels: The Great Taking of America and the Road to Empire," is due out next year.