William Wegman is a pioneering video artist, conceptualist, photographer, and painter. He splits his time between New York City and Maine. Bob Elliott was formerly half the comedy duo Bob and Ray. Martin Filler writes about architecture for the New York Review of Books. Amy Hempel’s The Collected Stories was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review in 2006. Robert Krulwich is the cohost of WNYC’s Radiolab. Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker.