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Jack Beatty ("Defeat in Victory") is a senior editor of The Atlantic. His new book, Colossus: How the Corporation Changed America, will be published in March.
Linda Bierds ("Orbit") is the director of the writing program at the University of Washington in Seattle and a MacArthur Foundation fellow.
Stephen Budiansky ("The Physics of Gridlock") is a correspondent for The Atlantic.
Peter Davison ("Farness and Depth") is the poetry editor of The Atlantic. This article will appear in slightly different form as an afterword to Poems by Robert Frost: A Boy's Will and North of Boston, to be published by Signet Classic in April.
Carl Elliott ("A New Way to Be Mad") teaches at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of A Philosophical Disease (1998) and a co-editor of The Last Physician: Walker Percy and the Moral Life of Medicine (1999).
James Fallows ("From Your Lips to Your Printer") is The Atlantic's national correspondent.
Barbara Ferry ("Mistaken Identity? The Case of New Mexico's 'Hidden Jews'") is a reporter for The New Mexican. Debbie Nathan is the editor of the NACLA [North American Congress on Latin America] Report on the Americas and a co-author of Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt (1995).
Lola Haskins ("Love") teaches computer science at the University of Florida. She has published six collections of poetry, including Extranjera (1998). Her Desire Lines: New and Selected Poems will be published next spring.
Fred Hobson ("The Cosmopolitan Provincial") is a Lineberger Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent books are Mencken: A Life (1994) and But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative (1999).
Corby Kummer ("Craftsman Cheese") is a senior editor of The Atlantic.
William Langewiesche ("The Million-Dollar Nose") is a correspondent for The Atlantic.
Roxana Robinson ("Family Christmas") is the author of Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life (1999) and four works of fiction, including This Is My Daughter (1998).
Jeanne Schinto ("Obscure Objects of Lapsed Desire") has written about history and culture for numerous magazines. She is the author of Huddle Fever (1995).
Jeffrey Tayler ("White Nights in Siberia") is the author of Siberian Dawn (1999) and Facing the Congo (2000). Articles he wrote for The Atlantic are included in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Travel Writing (2000).