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June 30 1999 12:18 AM

Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.

Judith Shulevitz is a former culture editor of Slate and the author of The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time.

Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.

Marjorie Williams (1958-2005) was a Washington Post op-ed columnist and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts.

David Edelstein is Slate's film critic. You can read his reviews in "Reel Time" and in "Movies." He can be contacted at slatemovies@slate.com.

Randall Rothenberg is New York editor of Wired magazine and the author of Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story.

Alice Truax is an editor at The New Yorker.

Sarah Kerr writes for the New York Review of Books and Condé Nast Traveler, among other publications.

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and author of Seeing Through Movies.

Jim Holt is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker—where he has written on string theory, time, infinity, numbers, truth, and bullshit, among other subjects—and the author of Stop Me If You’ve Heard This. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

David S. Bennahum is a contributing writer with Wired and the author ofExtra Life: Coming of Age in Cyberspace.

James Wood is a senior editor of the New Republic.

James Surowiecki writes the financial column at The New Yorker.

Ann Powers is a critic at NPR Music. She is the former Los Angeles Times' chief pop critic and the author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America.

Bill Wyman is the former arts editor of NPR and Salon. More at www.hitsville.org.

James Fallows is national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and author, most recently, of Free Flight.

Jeffrey Rosen is the legal affairs editor of the New Republic and a law professor at George Washington University Law School. His latest book is The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age.

Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West will be published in the United States in July.

A.O. Scott is a film critic at the New York Times.

Jonathan Cohn is executive editor of the New Republic and a contributing editor of the American Prospect.

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead is the author of The Divorce Culture.

Peter Pringle is a British journalist and author. A foreign correspondent for 30 years, he lives in New York City.

Gideon Rose is managing editor of Foreign Affairs.

Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West will be published in the United States in July.

James Surowiecki writes the financial column at The New Yorker.

Bryan Burrough, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, is the author of three books, including, most recently, Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard MIR and in 1991, Barbarians at the Gate.

Michael Hirschorn, a former magazine editor at SPIN, New York magazine, and Esquire, is developing a new Internet venture.

Robert McCrum is literary editor of the London Observer. He is writing an authorized biography of P.G. Wodehouse. You can e-mail him at robert.mccrum@observer.co.uk.

Alan Ehrenhalt is executive editor of Governing magazine and author of The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues of Community in America. He wrote "Maledictoratory: The High Costs of Low Language" in Slate.

Gregg Easterbrook is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse.

Eliot A. Cohen is a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Ex-combat infantryman Paul Fussell is the author of Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic.

David Brooks is senior editor of the Weekly Standard and author of Bobos in Paradise.

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

Marjorie Williams (1958-2005) was a Washington Post op-ed columnist and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West will be published in the United States in July.

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