Dissecting the Day's News

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June 23 1999 1:06 AM

Dissecting the Day's News

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

Katha Pollitt is the author most recently of The Mind-Body Problem, a collection of poems.

Andrew Sullivan blogs at the Daily Dish.

Harry Shearer performs many of the voices on The Simpsons. He is also a weekly commentator on ABC TV's World News Now and has a nationally syndicated radio program called Le Show.

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of David and Goliath.

Wendy Kaminer's most recent book is Free For All: Defending Liberty in America Today.

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

Susan Estrich is a law professor at the University of Southern California.

Nell Minow is the editor of the Corporate Library, which covers corporate governance and performance, and writer of Movie Mom, reviews of films and videos.

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.

Ruth Conniff is Washington editor of the Progressive magazine.

David Frum is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. He is author of What's Right.

Lucianne Goldberg is a literary agent in New York City.

Erik Tarloff is the author of Face-Time and The Man Who Wrote the Book and is a member of Slate's book-reviewing team.

Alex Beam is a columnist at the Boston Globe. His e-mail address is beam@globe.com.

Herbert Stein, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He died in September 1999.

Alex Kozinski is a federal judge in California.

Susan Estrich is a law professor at the University of Southern California.

Stuart Taylor Jr. is a National Journal columnist and Newsweek contributor.

Daniel Akst is a writer in New York's Hudson Valley. He is the author of The Webster Chronicle, a novel.

Alan Brinkley is Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia and the author most recently of Liberalism and Its Discontents.

Sarah Lyall is a London correspondent for the New York Times. You can follow her on Twitter.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author most recently of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, as well as co-editor of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy,and the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.

Nicholas Von Hoffman's latest book is Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky.

Stephen Graham lives in New York City, where he is pursuing a doctorate in English literature. He is co-publisher of Ecco Press and a contributing editor at Grand Street.

Wendy Wasserstein is the author of The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosensweig, and other plays.

Susan Cheever is a teacher, columnist, and writer. Her memoir is forthcoming.

Benjamin Cheever is a novelist and author of the forthcoming Famous After Death.

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.

Abigail Thernstrom is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Stephan Thernstrom is a professor of history at Harvard University.

Julie Lasky is a contributing editor to Brill's Content and editor in chief of Interiors magazine.

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

E.J. Dionne is a columnist at the Washington Post and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Cullen Murphy is managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly and also writes the comic strip Prince Valiant.

Margaret Steinfels is the editor of Commonweal, an independent biweekly journal of political, religious, and literary opinion.

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

Mim Udovitch has written about pop culture and other pre-millennial topics for Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Book Review.

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.

Charles Paul Freund is a senior editor at Reason magazine. He writes regularly for Beirut's Daily Star about cultural issues in the Middle East.

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

Edward Rothstein is cultural critic at large for the New York Times.

Atul Gawande, a surgical resident in Boston, is a staff writer on medicine for The New Yorker and author of the new book Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.

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

Geraldine Brooks is author of Nine Parts of Desire and, most recently, Year of Wonders, a novel.

Tony Horwitz, a Virginia-based reporter for the Wall Street Journal, is writing a book about Civil War memory in the contemporary South.

Paul Krugman writes a twice-weekly column for the New York Times and is professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University. His home page contains links to many of his other articles and essays.

Kathleen M. Sullivan is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law at Stanford University, where she specializes in constitutional law.

Stanley Aronowitz is author of From the Ashes of the Old American Labor and America's Future, and he teaches social and cultural theory at the City University of New York Graduate School. His forthcoming book with Beacon Press is Knowledge Factories.

Ellen Willis directs the cultural reporting and criticism program in the Department of Journalism at New York University. Her latest book, Don't Think--Smile! Notes on a Decade of Denial will be published this fall.

Clive Crook is deputy editor of the Economist.

James S. Gibney is executive editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a former foreign service officer.

Margaret Carlson is a columnist for Time magazine. She also appears on Inside Politics and Capital Gang.

Cathy Young, a contributing editor for Reason and columnist for Newsday, is the author of Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality. Follow her on Twitter.

Katha Pollitt is the author most recently of The Mind-Body Problem, a collection of poems.

Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and the author of The Death of Conservatism.

David Carr is the editor of the Washington City Paper.

Jill Stewart is a political columnist at New Times Los Angeles.

Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide column appears monthly at msn.com. He is a contributing editor of Blender, a columnist at the Barnes & Noble Review, and a contributing critic for All Things Considered.

Danyel Smith is the editor in chief of Vibe.

Lisa Zeidner’s fifth novel, Love Bomb, is out now. She is a professor in the MFA program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Camden.

A professor of mathematics at Temple University, John Allen Paulos is the author of Once Upon a Number. He presently has a monthly column on ABCNews.com.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

Elaine Showalter is professor of English and Avalon Foundation professor of the humanities at Princeton University and the author of A Literature of Their Own and Inventing Herself, among other books.

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.

Daphne Merkin is the author of a novel, Enchantment, and a collection of essays, Dreaming of Hitler. She lives in New York City and is at work on a memoir, Melancholy Baby. 

Jodie T. Allen is the senior editor at the Pew Research Center.

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