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Whitney Balliett ("Sitting In") has been The New Yorker's jazz critic for forty years. His work has won an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Balliett's most recent book is American Musicians II (1997).
Guy Billout (cover art) has received many awards for his magazine and advertising work, including gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. He is the author of several children's books, including Journey (1993), and is a regular contributor to Le Monde, in Paris.
David Bornstein ("Changing the World on a Shoestring") is the author of The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank (1996), which grew out of an article he wrote for The Atlantic. He is at work on a book about social entrepreneurship.
William H. Calvin ("The Great Climate Flip-flop") is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington at Seattle.
Nathan Glick ("The Socialist Who Loved Keats") is a former editor of the U.S. Information Agency's quarterly journal, Dialogue. He is at work on a book about his efforts to buy an apartment in Rome.
Mary Karr ("Beauty and the Shoe Sluts"), is the author of The Liars' Club (1995), a memoir. Her third collection of poems, Viper Rum, will be published this spring.
Bobbie Ann Mason ("Charger") is the author of Shiloh and Other Stories (1982), which won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, and the novels In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993). A selection of her short stories, Midnight Magic, will be published this spring.
William Matthews ("No Return"), who died in November, was a professor of English at City College, in New York. His latest collection of poems, Time & Money (1995), received the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Victor Navasky ("Saving The Nation") is the publisher and the editorial director of The Nation. Among his books is Naming Names (1980), about congressional investigations into the entertainment industry during the Cold War years.
Richard Rubin ("It's Radi-O!") lives in New York City. His work has recently appeared in The New Yorker, New York, and The Antioch Review.
Lee Siegel ("A Writer Who Is Good for You") teaches literature at the New School for Social Research, in New York City. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and other publications. He is a contributing editor of Artnews.
George Soros ("Toward a Global Open Society") is an investor and a philanthropist, and the chairman of the Open Society Institute, an international charitable foundation based in New York. His article "The Capitalist Threat" was The Atlantic's cover story last February.
Jeffrey Tayler ("A Greece to Be Discovered") is a writer who lives in Moscow.
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The Atlantic Monthly; January 1998; Contributors; Volume 281, No. 1; page 6.