Michael Blanding ("Breaking the Euro 'Doom Loop'") covers politics, social justice, and travel. His work has appeared in the Nation, the New Republic, the Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine, among other publications.

Lavinia Edmunds ("The 90-Year Divide") is a Baltimore-based writer who teaches writing at the Community College of Baltimore County and Introduction to Mass Communication at Towson University.

Lauren Small ("The 90-Year Divide"), A&S '80 (MA), '81 (MA), '86 (PhD), is an adjunct professor of creative writing at the Community College of Baltimore County and the author of Choke Creek (Bridle Path Press, 2009), a historical novel about Colorado's Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. She is currently working on a novel about Adolf Meyer.

Adam Simpson ("Hospital, Heal Thyself," illustration) is an artist whose body of work includes large-scale projects, such as a 60-foot mural in his hometown of Leicester, England, as well as illustrations for clients such as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the New York Times, and the Telegraph. He lives and works in North London.

Chris Hartlove ("Changing the Game," "Sham Text," photography) is a Baltimore-based photographer. His photos have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, the Boston Globe Magazine, and the New York Times, among other publications.

Oliver Jeffers ("NY State of Mind and Stomach," illustration) is a Brooklyn, New York-based artist. His illustration clients include the Guardian, the Irish Times, Newsweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He has also authored and illustrated a number of children's books. His latest picture book, The New Jumper, was published by HarperCollins Children's Books in April.

On the cover

Musician Dontae Winslow was photographed for our cover by Los Angeles-based photographer Elena Dorfman. Shooting at Fever Recording Studios in North Hollywood, Dorfman says, "Dontae was a pleasure to photograph. He's a performer so he has presence in front of the camera—and his wardrobe was great. His clothing popped in the recording studio and in front of the background. It all worked out well." Dorfman has shot for a variety of editorial, advertising, and movie studio clients, including the New Yorker, W magazine, Fortune, Best Buy, and Paramount Pictures.