September/October Contributors

Julia Whitty's ("BP's Deep Secrets") latest book is Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean. While reporting from the Gulf, she encountered many dying animals. Even the fishermen "are starting to think of themselves as fishermen in the past tense." Illustrator Matt Mahurin also has photos in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. James Balog, whose photos of endangered wildlife have appeared on US postage stamps, just received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Nicholas Felton has been taking infographics to a new level with a personal annual report charting the data of his daily life, from moods to modes of transport, at Feltron.com.
 

Carl Elliott ("Making a Killing") is a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota and author of the forthcoming book White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine. Sam Weber's illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, and Spin, among other publications.
 

Kevin Drum ("Recycled") has been acquainted with right-wing organizing ever since the John Birch Society took over the PTA at his Orange County elementary school.
 

Andi McDaniel ("The Juan Doe Problem") has written for the Washington Post, Orion, and the New York Times Magazine. Photographer Matt Nager is currently shooting a documentary on toxic waste dumps in Naples, Italy.
 

Nicholas Felton

Nicholas Felton

Carl Elliot

Carl Elliot

Andi McDaniel

Andi McDaniel

 

Matt Nager

Matt Nager

Suzy Khimm

Suzy Khimm

Rick Sealock

Rick Sealock

Senior editor Dave Gilson ("Who Owns Congress?") is MoJo's in-house data guru. Steve Brodner's latest project is a series of animations for PBS's Need to Know.
 

DC bureau chief David Corn ("Unpopular Majority" and "Raging Bull") has had several projects optioned by Hollywood; he's still waiting. Illustrator Rick Sealock's favorite medium is house paint.
 

Kiera Butler ("MoJo Mini College Guide" and "Kick the Can") solves vexing environmental questions weekly in her (free) email newsletter. Sign up at motherjones.com/econundrums.
 

Reporters Stephanie Mencimer ("Scrubbing Santorum") and Suzy Khimm ("Texas Hold 'Em") and assistant editor Nick Baumann ("Mommy, What's a Pro-Life Democrat?") are based in our DC bureau. Reporter Andy Kroll and editorial fellow Jessica Calefati ("MoJo Mini College Guide") both started at MoJo as interns.