Deborah Weisgall has written about music, visual arts, and architecture for many publications, including the New YorkTimes, the Atlantic, The New Yorker, Esquire, and the Wall StreetJournal. She has also written a memoir and two novels, including The World Before Her (Houghton Mifflin). She spends as much time as she can in Maine, and writes often about the influence of Maine, the place and the artists who work there, on American art. Follow her on twitter @deborahweisgall
Marc A. Weiss, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C., was special assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997.
Richard Wells is currently an adjunct at the Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies, Empire State College. He holds a doctorate in anthropology and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes about urban development and planning.