Steve Brodner, who illustrated several pieces in this issue, including Rick Perlstein's rundown of political deception ("Fact-Free Nation"), also created the poster for a film about America's last honest politician: Bulworth.
Kate Sheppard ("The Hackers and the Hockey Stick") covers environmental politics for Mother Jones. The illustration for her story is by Jonathan Bartlett, whose work appears in publications from The Atlantic to Field & Stream to Playboy.
Our 2005 story about the funding of climate change deniers by ExxonMobil earned a National Magazine Award nomination for Chris Mooney ("We Can't Handle the Truth"), author of The Republican War on Science. (He also made Wired's 2005 list of "10 Sexiest Geeks.")
Photographer Vivian Maier might have gone unnoticed had a Chicago realtor not stumbled upon a box of negatives at an auction ("Exposing Vivian Maier").