Contributors -- February 1996
Bill Berkeley ("An Encore for Chaos?") has been an Alicia Patterson fellow in Africa. He has previously reported for The Atlantic from Liberia, Zaire, Uganda, and South Africa. He lives in New York.
Sven Birkerts ("The Alchemist's Retort") is the author of four books of essays, including The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age (1993). He is editing an anthology titled The Millennial Muse: Imagination in the Brave New World, to be published this fall.
Stephen L. Carter ("The Insufficiency of Honesty") is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University and the author of The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion (1994). Carter's article in this issue of The Atlantic is adapted from his book Integrity, to be published by Basic Books next month.
James Fallows ("Why Americans Hate the Media") is The Atlantic's Washington editor. He is the author of More Like Us (1989) and Looking at the Sun (1994). Fallows's article in this issue of The Atlantic is taken from his book Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, to be published this month by Pantheon.
Garrison Keillor ("The Poetry Judge") is the host of the Public Radio International show A Prairie Home Companion. His books include Lake Wobegon Days (1985), Leaving Home (1987), WLT:A Radio Romance (1992), and The Book of Guys (1993).
Stephen Kroninger (cover art) is a photo-collagist who lives in New York City. Recently he animated a collage for The Beat Experience, a CD-ROM produced in conjunction with the Whitney Museum. Kroninger's work has been the subject of a one-person show at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Lucia Perillo ("The Body Mutinies") teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University. Her poem in this issue of The Atlantic is the title poem of her new collection, to be published next month.
Steven Stark ("Right-Wing Populist") writes about politics and popular culture and is a commentator on National Public Radio. He is completing a book about the most influential programs in television's history.
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The Atlantic Monthly; February 1996; Volume 277, No. 2; page 6.