Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur

In 2002, Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur became fast friends when they met as college undergrads. Eight years later, they combined forces to found the popular fashion and design website...

Richard A. Clarke

Richard A. Clarke is a former key advisor on intelligence and counter-terrorism who worked during  the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Starting in...

Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and scholar whose debut novel, The Old Drift, has garnered comparisons to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison for its ambition, sense of magic, and...

William D. Cohan

Following the 2008 financial crisis, Wall Street’s reputation remains in tatters. Many people, regardless of their knowledge of how Wall Street works, think that its bankers, traders and executivesthe people...

Cathy Guisewite

As the creator of Cathy, Cathy Guisewites cartoon namesake appeared in almost 1400 newspapers every day for nearly thirty-four years, from 1976 to 2010. The character Cathy became a cultural touchstone...

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkais 2018 novel, The Great Believers, is a masterful story of love, friendship, and redemption that intertwines the saga of the 1980s Chicago AIDS crisis with that of a mother trying...

Sabaa Tahir

Sabaa Tahir is the New York Times-bestselling author of An Ember In the Ashes, A Torch Against the Night, and A Reaper at the Gates, a series of wildly popular fantasy novels that have captured...

Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer is an award-winning journalist who is currently a senior reporter with Mother Jones magazine.  In 2009, Bauer was reporting in the Middle East when he and two friends...