A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
June 18 1999 9:01 PM

Updated every day at dawn.

Scott Shuger was a Slatesenior writer and the original author of "Today's Papers." He died June 15, 2002.

Andrew Nieland is a writer in New York.

Christopher Hawthorne is the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times.

Amanda Fazzone is an assistant editor at the New Republic.

David Newman is a contributing editor at Legal Affairs.

Maura Kelly is the author of Much Ado About Loving, about what classic novels can teach you about mating, relating, and Internet dating. 

Eric Umansky, previously the "Today's Papers" columnist for Slate, is currently a Gordon Grey Fellow at Columbia University's School of Journalism.