Robert Schlatter (cover photo), a native of Zurich, Switzerland, began his career as an assistant to Irving Penn. He now lives in California. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Surface, Wired, Big, and Dwell.
Emily Bazelon (“Suffragette City” ) is a senior editor at Slate. Previously she worked as an editor and writer at Legal Affairs magazine and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly.
Jack Hitt (“Harpy, Hero, Heretic: Hillary“), is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and “This American Life.” He is the father of two children and is married to the medical columnist Dr. Lisa Sanders.
Sridhar Pappu (“Angry White Man“) has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Observer, and Sports Illustrated, but he’d never been called “pard’ner” before he met Lou Dobbs.
Victor Juhasz (“The Highwaymen“) exhibited an interest in drawing early in life but needed the prodding of his high school art teacher to abandon a fantasy of being a cross-
Dennis Gaffney (“King of the Hypermilers“) is the author of the soon-to-be-published Teachers United, the history of the teachers’ movement in New York. After exposure to the hypermilers, he temporarily lost his marbles and bought the first new car of his life, a Toyota Prius.
Nir Rosen (“The Mayor, the Martyr, and the Pomegranate Trees“) is a freelance writer living in Istanbul with his wife and infant son. He is a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq. While researching this piece, he slept on the floor of a home that had had windows and several walls blown out by Israeli bombs.
Alissa Quart (“For Love or Money“) is the author of Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child and Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers. She says her piece “posed unexpected challenges…. The research entailed watching hours of YouTube and diy handicraft videos and listening to dozens of home-recorded audio books.”