Contributors | November/December 2006

Julia Whitty (“The Thirteenth Tipping Point“) is a Mother Jones contributing writer and the author of The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific, due out in May.

Bill McKibben (“Hype vs. Hope“) is a Mother Jones contributing writer and the author of many books, including the forthcoming Deep Economy.

Amy Cortese (“The Carpet Cleaner“), is a New York-based writer who began covering corporate social responsibility long before the hype. She writes for the New York Times and Business Week, among others.

Sara Shipley Hiles and Marina Walker Guevara (“Lead Astray“) worked on this story as correspondents for the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Sridhar Pappu (“The Bhopal Evasion“) has written for the New York Observer, the Atlantic Monthly, and Sports Illustrated.

Barry Yeoman (“When Is a Corporation Like a Freed Slave?“) went back to school to report his piece, embracing dorm life (and food) for a weekend-long Democracy School seminar that activists insisted he complete before being granted an interview.

Julia Whitty
Amy Cortese
Jan van IJken

Barry Yeoman
Adam L. Penenberg
Guy Billout

Google Adam L. Penenberg (“Is Google Evil?“) and you’ll find that his book about the Firestone tire fiasco, Tragic Indifference, is being made into a movie by Michael Douglas; that some people love his work; and that others are convinced he’s full of digital cow dung.

Oliver Broudy (“Revenge of the Nerds“) once managing editor of the Paris Review, now writes for and Believer, among other publications.

Laura Rozen (“The Talented Mr. Fakhravar“) is a senior correspondent for the American Prospect. She wrote about the manipulation of Iran intelligence for Mother Jones’ July/August 2006 issue.

Guy Billout (“The Thirteenth Tipping Point“) is a French-born, New York-based illustrator whose work has appeared in many national magazines and in a series of award-winning children’s books.

Dutch photographer Jan van IJken (“More Equal Than Others“) worked on his documentary series on people and animals for several years under a commission from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad.