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Harold Jacobs is professor emeritus and past chair of the sociology department at SUNY New Paltz. Harold is the author of a book and numerous articles on politics and social movements, as well as editor of Weatherman, a book of essays about the Weather Underground. He is an avid amateur chef who travels extensively with his wife, Karen, often in search of a special dining experience. He reviews restaurants and books for Chronogram. His review of Beso appears on page 54.
Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist for the New Yorker. She recently wrote a history of the New Yorker's women cartoonists titled Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus Books). A frequent lecturer, Liza is also on the faculty of Vassar College. She lives in Rhinebeck with her husband, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin, and their two daughters. Liza's illustrations for the Literary Supplement begin on page 94. Jacob Ritari is a second-year student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he is studying creative writing, the history of religion, and the Japanese language. Jacob is the winner of this year's short story contest, and this is his first publication. His favorite novel is The Catcher in the Rye, but if asked by a cultured person, he will lie and say that it is Graham Greene's The Quiet American. His favorite album is Oasis's (What's The Story) Morning Glory?. Jacob has been told that he resembles John Cusack, but that was before he started growing his hair. "Futaride" appears on page 82. Marcellus Hall's illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times. He has won recognition for his work from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. Marcellus created the comic strip "Bill Dogbreath" for alternative weekly newspapers in the 1990s. 57 Octaves, a novel by Chris Leo (Fifth Planet Press) with drawings by Marcellus, was published earlier this year. Marcellus is also a solo musical recording artist and former member of the New York bands White Hassle and Railroad Jerk. He will perform at the debut of our Café Chronogram event series in Kingston on December 2. His illustrations for "Futaride" begin on page 82.
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