Michael Specter writes about science, technology and public health for The New Yorker. He has also written for the New York Times and The Washington Post.
Physician, writer and public-health commentator Atul Gawande is the author of Complications and The Checklist Manifesto.
A prolific cancer and AIDS researcher, Jerome Groopman is the author of four books and has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1998.
ESPN.com columnist and New Republic contributing editor Easterbrook is an outspoken commentator on topics ranging from football to space travel.
Can a tech firm help farmers survive global warming?
The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.
Jennifer Connelly, the alluring screen icon of doom and gloom, leads a life that is anything but.
After the birth of her second child, the Uma Thurman transformed herself into an action heroine. The cerebral star talks about grueling eight-hour workouts, family matters, and the year of killing Bill that has changed her life completely.
Lawrence Steele has a remarkable talent. Is that enough?
Peter Singer’s belief that animals should be treated like people gave birth to the animal-rights movement. Does he also think that people should be treated like animals?
Why a satellite system may mean that we will never get lost again.
A visit to the madcap world of Manolo Blahnik.
Cancer researchers used to call him a fraud. What’s changed?
Did Monsanto just want more profits, or did it want to save the world?
Larry Kramer, the man who warned America about AIDS, can’t stop fighting hard—and loudly.
A dealer sets out to give his business a better name.
What happens to the messages you never got?
Cate Blanchett has created five films in two years and two children in five years. No wonder she’s looking homeward.
In the court of Valentino.
Popping the bubbles around Kate Hudson’s frothy rise and rise.
The wife of a software billionaire plans to wipe out hunger and disease in our time, and she may just do it. The author meets the passionate, private Mrs. Gates.
Doesn’t Venice want to be saved?
The dangerous attacks on the consensus about H.I.V. and AIDS.
Could studying the placebo effect change the way we think about medicine?
Can genetic modification eliminate a deadly tropical disease?
Can Nathan Wolfe thwart the next AIDS before it spreads?
Dietary supplements are unregulated, some are unsafe—and Americans can’t get enough of them.
Portugal decriminalized drugs a decade ago. What have we learned?