What happened on November 02, 2008
As Sammy's star imploded Rich Cohen, Cohen is the author, most recently, of "Sweet and Low: A Family Story."
Pilgrims' sermons echo in Sarah Vowell's ears Erika Schickel, Schickel is the author of "You're Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom."
Auer to Heifetz to ... Constance Meyer, Meyer is a freelance writer.
Something in the air Chris Daley, Daley is a Los Angeles-based writer.
Orwell: the first man David L. Ulin, Ulin is book editor of The Times.
Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
No names, please -- we're British Richard Eder, Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
A scene of hustle and flow Chris Lee and Charlie Amter, Lee and Amter are Times staff writers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
The first test Robert D. Kaplan, Robert D. Kaplan is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.
Drawing near to the finish line Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
An all-consuming American fever Judith Freeman, Judith Freeman is the author, most recently, of "The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved," published in paperback later this month.