For “Hawaiian Soul” (pg. 80), writer and former mainlander Susan Casey dispatches from the Pacific paradise she now calls home. Casey, an acclaimed journalist and self-proclaimed oceanista, is the former editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine and author of New York Times bestselling books Voices in the Ocean, The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth.
Born in Canada and raised in Cyprus and Australia, Alkan Emin studied English, art history and theatre before becoming a photographer 15 years ago. He has since lived in Beijing, Hong Kong and Toronto and now calls New York home. He was back on home soil to shoot Jann Arden who graces our cover and who shares her experiences as a caregiver (pg. 46).
Nora Underwood is an awardwinning freelance writer who has covered all subject matter over her 35-year career but has a special affection for science, medicine, health and behaviour stories. In this issue, she looks at the surprising and wide-ranging after-effects anesthesia can have in “Your Brain on Surgery” (pg. 62).