July 10, 2005 Kristen Kulinowski is executive director for policy at Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology. Her on-the-job reading is technical, so she goes for fiction in her off hours... preferably books that "leave a dent" in the lap.
June 5, 2005 John Doe is the founder and bass player for X, the 1980s punk-rock band. He's also an actor, appearing on such TV shows as Carnivale and Roswell. He kicks off our annual summer "what are you reading" feature with an eclectic list ranging from the L.A.-noirish John Fante to Louise Erdrich and Natsuo Kirino.