An Artist at The Abyss RICHARD CHEVERTON, Richard Cheverton last wrote for the magazine about modern architecture in the San Fernando Valley. He is the author of "The Maverick Way" (Maverick Way Publishing)
The Boss RICHARD M. SUDHALTER, Richard M. Sudhalter is a biographer of jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and author of "Lost Chords: White Musicians and Their Contributions to Jazz, 1915-1945." A trumpeter and music historian, he is at work on a biography of composer Hoagy Carmichael
Hey, Mr. Design Man JESSICA HELFAND, Jessica Helfand is the author of "Paul Rand: American Modernist" and 'Six (+2) Essays on Design and New Media." She practices graphic design in Falls Village, Connecticut and teaches at Yale University School of Art
All or Nothing MARGARET WERTHEIM, Margaret Wertheim is the author of "The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet."
The Republican Mania Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is the author of "The Politics of the Rich and Poor." His most recent book is "The Cousin's War: Religion, Politics and the Triumph of Anglo-America."
Getting Even With Saddam Hussein Henri J. Barkey, Henri J. Barkey, a professor of international relations at Lehigh University, served on the State Department's policy planning staff from 1998-2000
Academics and Spies: The Silence That Roars David N. Gibbs, David N. Gibbs, an associate professor of political science at the University of Arizona, is the author of "The Political Economy of Third World Intervention."
The Conscience of a Pentecostal Martin E. Marty, Martin E. Marty is emeritus professor of religious history at the University of Chicago and author of "Politics, Religion and the Common Good."