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Howard Gardner ("Who Owns Intelligence?") teaches human development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among his books are Multiple Intelligences (1993), Extraordinary Minds (1997), and The Disciplined Mind, to be published this spring.
Timothy J. Gilfoyle ("America's Heart"), a professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, is the author of City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920 (1992).
Peter Hessler ("Tibet Through Chinese Eyes") taught English in China from 1996 to 1998. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post.
Judith Hooper ("A New Germ Theory"), a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, is the author of Would the Buddha Wear a Walkman? (1989) and The 3-Pound Universe (1986).
Jamie James ("This Hawaii Is Not for Tourists") is a New York-based critic and travel writer. He is the author of The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science and the Natural Order of the Universe (1993).
Dave Jonason (cover art) is a digital artist who lives in California. His work has appeared in Business Week and The Washington Post.
Rodney Jones ("Raccoon Time") is the author of six poetry collections. His poem in this issue will appear in his book Elegy for the Southern Drawl, to be published this spring.
Lawrence L. Langer ("Satan's Biographers") is the author of many books, including Holocaust Testimonies (1991), Admitting the Holocaust (1995), and Preempting the Holocaust (1998).
Beth Lordan ("The Man With the Lapdog") is the director of the creative-writing program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her first collection of stories, And Both Shall Row, was published last fall.
W. S. Merwin ("Any Time") has won many awards for his poetry, including the 1998 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. His The Folding Cliffs, an epic poem, was published last year.
Francine Russo ("A Mecca for Modernists") writes frequently on human behavior and social issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and other national publications.
Jeffrey Tayler ("Exiled Beyond Kilometer 101") lives in Moscow. His book Siberian Dawn will be published this month.
Geoffrey Wheatcroft ("The Penumbra of Pedigree") is an English journalist and author. His most recent book, The Controversy of Zion (1996), won a National Jewish Book Award.
William H. Youngren ("Black and White Intertwined") is a professor of English at Boston College. He has just completed his doctoral dissertation in musicology at Brandeis University, on the songs of C.P.E. Bach.
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The Atlantic Monthly; February 1999; Contributors; Volume 283, No. 2; page 6.