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Jon Cohen ("The Hunt for the Origin of AIDS") has covered AIDS for Science magazine for the past decade. His book Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for the AIDS Vaccine will be published this winter.
Marshall Jon Fisher ("Better Living Through the Placebo Effect") is a freelance writer and a co-author, with David E. Fisher, of Tube: The Invention of Television (1996) and Strangers in the Night: A Brief History of Life on Other Worlds (1998).
Timothy Harper ("Shoot to Kill") is the author of License to Steal: The Secret World of Wall Street and the Systematic Plundering of the American Investor (1999).
Maxine Kumin ("Oblivion") received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1973 and the Ruth Lilly poetry prize last year. Her most recent book is Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery (2000).
Matthew Miller ("Health Care: A Bolt of Civic Hope") is a nationally syndicated columnist who is based in Los Angeles. He is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jason Overdorf ("Physical Culture") lived in Beijing for three years and traveled extensively in China. He is a former executive editor of the Harvard China Review.
Theo Rudnak (cover art) is a painter and an illustrator whose work has won recognition from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts.
Lysley A. Tenorio ("Superassassin") is a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University.
Alan Wolfe ("The Opening of the Evangelical Mind") is the director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, at Boston College. His next book, Moral Freedom: The Impossible Idea That Defines the Way We Live Now, will be published in the spring.