Rohan Daniel Eason ("Class Smuggle," illustrations) studied fine art painting in London before turning his head to illustration. Past projects include a Volkswagen ad campaign and My First Kafka, the first-ever retelling of Kafka for children.Gabriel Popkin ("Not Always Right") is a writer who focuses on science and the environment. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland, he has written for The New York Times, Science, Discover, and others. Cornel Rubino ("Burned Out," illustrations) is an award-winning artist whose clients have included The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and others. He has created several large-scale, temporary art installations, including Mobtown at Baltimore's Creative Alliance. Krista Scarlett ("Playing the Odds") is a writer and editor in the Frederick, Maryland, area. She has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University and is the managing editor of Celebrate Gettysburg and Frederick Gorilla magazines. Joe Sugarman ("Blood Reprogrammed") is a Baltimore-based writer whose work has recently appeared in Washingtonian, Preservation, Humanities, and Baltimore magazines. He writes about science for a variety of Johns Hopkins publications. Brandon Thibodeaux ("Basic Training," photography) creates documentary-style portraits. Based in Dallas, he loves exploring the American South when he's not busy shooting for clients like The Los Angeles Times The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. On the cover
Joanna Neborsky considers it the lucky assignment that allows her to dust off her supply of archival materials—in this case, a stack of books on military history. For the cover art to accompany "From Ashes to Amity," Neborsky deployed a cutout of a German soldier standing guard in Müssingen in 1987. "The German flag became a dark, watery landscape in which he could stand for a country caught between the crimes of history and a cautiously hopeful future," she says. She dedicates the cover to the memory of her grandfather Stanley Steinbach, A&S '42.