What happened on October 26, 2008
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House of style Max Padilla and Emili Vesilind, Padilla is a freelance writer. Vesilind is a Times staff writer.
Lace gets the edge Melissa Magsaysay, Magsaysay is a Times staff writer.
Young & Scary Monica Corcoran, Corcoran is a Times staff writer.
Hot Zone Diane Wedner, Wedner is a Times staff writer.
Think 'Hamlet' on Harleys Susan Carpenter, Carpenter is a Times staff writer.
Break out the bubbly Carolyn Kellogg, Kellogg is the lead blogger for Jacket Copy at latimes.com/books and the host of pinkyspaperhaus.com.
The writing of 'Spring' Rob Weinert-Kendt, Weinert-Kendt is a freelance writer.
Meandering with cause Art Winslow, Winslow is a former literary and executive editor of the Nation.
Alive or dead, it really doesn't matter Tom McGonigle, McGonigle is the author of "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov."
The darkly talented Patricia Highsmith James Sallis, Sallis' omnibus volume, "What You Have Left: The Turner Trilogy," will be published in December.
The joy of paper work Scarlet Cheng, Cheng is a freelance writer.
The endless battle hymn Michael B. Oren, Oren is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem and a visiting professor at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. He is the author of "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present."
The end of the Age of Triumphalism Andrew J. Bacevich, Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is the author of "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism."
Missing from Prop. 8 ads: gays Jonathan Rauch, Jonathan Rauch is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and author of "Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America."
Irrational exuberance Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Who's really rich, and why does it matter? Mitchell Rofsky, Mitchell Rofsky, the former chairman of Business for Social Responsibility, also headed the Working Assets Mutual Funds, a socially responsible mutual fund.