Topic Staff

Learn all about the people who shared their stories at Topic Talks: Music.
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Photography
Elmer’s Glue has increased production eightfold thanks to the slime craze this year alone. We asked one teenager to explain it.
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Feature
They perform daring escapes from slaughterhouses, zoos, and laboratories. But animals on the run are only as free as we want them to be.
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Illustration
A conversation with cover artist Geoff Kim.
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Illustration
A conversation with Brooklyn-based illustrator Ping Zhu.
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Video
African asylum seekers in Israel are subject to abuse, harassment, and acts of violence. And that’s before the government even gets involved.
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Our choices for the most memorable storytelling in a long, confusing year.
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Photography
Tending to an angry ostrich, a trained cheetah, a pregnant tortoise, a baby owl, a deaf pug, and a tiny gazelle are all in a day’s work.
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Illustration
Marc Aspinall discusses his midcentury-style cover art for Topic’s June issue.
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Illustration
All about this month’s roundly entertaining cover image.
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Illustration
Our January cover, explained.
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