Deborah Weisgall has written about music, visual arts, and architecture for many publications, including TheNew York Times, TheAtlantic, The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also written a memoir, A Joyful Noise (Grove/Atlantic), about her father and grandfather and their music, and two novels, including The World Before Her (Houghton Mifflin). 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.