Van Meter was a founding editor of Vibe and writes for Vogue. His subjects have included figures in politics, movies, and music and why "I Hate Brooklyn."
Working as a geologist in Uganda, Simon Winchester decided he’d rather write. Among his 25 books is The Professor and the Madman.
Science writer Mary Roach “finds merriment in the macabre.” Witty and wise, she is the author of several bestsellers, including Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp.