VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

John King

John King, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, explores the regional legacy of America's iconic architect in "Frank Lloyd Wright: Western Masterpieces." "Wright gave birth to the idea of an architect as a recognizable presence in society," King says. "Before that, it was just a job description." King's weekly column, Place, appears Thursdays in the San Francisco Chronicle