This week we present our photo issue. For our fifth edition, we’ve selected money as the theme (not like it’s a big topic of discussion these days or anything). Take a look at the winning photographs in our slideshow.

Michael Miner, inspired by his recent participation in defining a journalism award, ruminates on journalists who tell other people’s stories in evocative, nonparticipatory fashion. Along the way, he gets fecund quotes from excellent journalists Alex Kotlowitz and Kate Boo; he also quotes Janet Malcolm’s The Journalist and the Murderer, a book I recently read and enjoyed in a class taught by Kotlowitz, of all people.

In a new Mudville, Kevin Warwick pricks the debate on whether bicycle seats cause erectile dysfunction.

Plus, Savage Love: This week, readers submit their tales of polyamorous relationships.