CATEGORIES

The Relentless Philip Roth

In his life as in his fiction, the author pursued the shameful, the libidinous, the repellent.

6 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

The Radiant Inner Life of a Robot

Kazuo Ishiguro returns to masters and servants with a story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

NO, REALLY, ARE WE ROME?

The sack of the Capitol was thwarted. But history suggests that corrosive change can be hard to see while it’s happening.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Private Schools Are Indefensible

The Gulf between how rich kids and poor kids are educated in America is obscene.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

The Internet Doesn't Have To Be Awful

The civic habits necessary for a functioning republic have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID

A growing g number of clinicians are on an urgent quest to find treatments for a frighteningly pervasive problem. They’ve had surprising early success.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Looking Up

When you are an ant, the stakes are always high. There are those who would eat you—birds, snakes, bigger bugs—and those who could trample you and your environment in a single sneakered step. These enormous beings may not mean you any harm, but it is impact, not intention, that matters most.

1 min read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Beirut – After The Blast

Last summer’s explosion in Beirut killed hundreds of people and damaged much of the city. My efforts to repair my apartment reveal a lot about how Lebanon works—and doesn’t.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Our Sad Souvenirs of The Pandemic

Americans can’t go anywhere, but we’re still buying the T-shirt.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Dispatches: America Without God

As religious faith has declined, ideological intensity has risen. Will the quest for secular redemption through politics doom the American idea?

10 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2021

Tom Stoppard's Double Life

For Britain’s leading postwar playwright, virtuosity and uncertainty go hand in hand.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

Extremely Online and Wildly Out of Control

Patricia Lockwood’s debut novel explores the mind, and heart, of an internet-addled protagonist.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

The United States of Amazon

How the giant company has transformed the geography of wealth and power

10 mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

Noisy, Ugly, and Addictive

Hyper pop could become the countercultural sound of the 2020s.

8 mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

Ultra-fast Fashion Is Eating the World

Even a pandemic can't stop people from buying clothes they don't need.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

When America Became a Democracy

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 finally delivered on the stated ideals of this country. Now it hangs by a thread.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

A Forgotten Founder

Prince Hall was a free african american in Boston at a time of revolutionary fervor— and a transformative figure whose story deserves to be reinserted into the tale of America's creation.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

We Mourn For All We Do Not Know

The Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives provide a window into our heritage—to stories of suffering but also of love, joy, wonder, and survival. They’re an all-too-rare link to ordinary black lives gone by.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

Bring Back The Nervous Breakdown

It used to be okay to admit that the world had simply become too much.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

Caroline Shaw is Making Classical Cool

Her innovative work won her a Pulitzer Prize at age 30. She’s collaborated with Kanye and Nas. What does her success mean for the long-suffering genre?

9 mins read
The Atlantic
March 2021

More Than the Vote

The suffragists’ struggle produced undaunted trailblazers, Black and white, who continued to pursue social reform.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

China's Rebel Historians

Defiant researchers chronicle a past that the Communist Party grows ever more intent on erasing.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Most American Religion

Perpetual outsiders, Mormons spent 200 years assimilating to a certain national ideal—only to find their country in an identity crisis. What will the third century of the faith look like?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Covid-19 Manhattan Project

Never have so many researchers trained their minds on a single problem in so brief a time. Science will never be the same.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Committee on Life and Death

As COVID-19 has overwhelmed hospitals, the lack of clear bioethical guidelines has meant that doctors have had to make wrenching life-and-death decisions on the fly. The result has been chaos and unnecessary suffering, among both patients and clinicians. As the country prepares to distribute vaccines, we’re at risk of reprising this chaos.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

How Great Is Martin Amis?

Assessing the legacy of a comic master who grasps for seriousness

6 mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Making of a Model Minority

Indian Americans rarely stop to ask why our entrance into American society has been so rapid—or to consider what we have in common with other nonwhite Americans.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

Jeans Now, Pay Later

Are the new online services that allow you to buy just about anything in installments—interest-free—too good to be true?

8 mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Second Career of Martellus Bennett

The former NFL tight end writes the kind of children’s books he would have loved as a kid.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

The Legacy of Donald Trump

His reign of lies poisoned our minds and our politics, with effects that will long linger. But democracy survived.

8 mins read
The Atlantic
January - February 2021

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