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Change the Map, Change the Moral

A global view of World War II turns a battle for freedom into a battle for empire.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

HOW POLITICS POISONED THE CHURCH

THE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT SPENT 40 YEARS AT WAR WITH SECULAR AMERICA. NOW IT'S AT WAR WITH ITSELF.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Chasing Joan Didion

I visited the writer's California homes, from Berkeley to Malibu. What was looking for?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

The story of a forensic analyst in Ohio, whose findings in multiple cases have been called into question, reveals the systemic flaws in American crime labs.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Blaming Our Inner Ape

Humans love to pin retrograde gender dynamics on our primate cousins. Is that fair?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Fox News Does Late Night

Greg Gutfeld has owned the libs all the way to the top of the ratings

6 mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

The Defiant Strangeness of Werner Herzog

The director brings his signature theme adventurers who share his quixotic compulsions—to his debut novel.

10 mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

“THEY'RE NOT HUMAN BEINGS”

Ukraine and the words that lead to mass murder

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

Tracy Flick for Principal

Tom Perrotta's '90s antihero returns.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

There Is No Liberal World Order

Unless democracies defend themselves the forces of autocracy will destroy them.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

Tour Guides to a Tragedy

The killing of three civil-rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in 1964 changed America. But today, if you want to know what happened here, you need to know who to ask.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

Better Call Saul Dared to Bore Us

Do we still have time for slow TV?

8 mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

After Babel

How social media dissolved the mortar of society and made America stupid

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

What's Bugging You?

Viewfinder

2 mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

Winslow Homer's America

What the painter saw, and why it still speaks to us

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

Stiff Neck

I'd run out of sympathy for COVID skeptics. Then I remembered my father.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

Privacy Isn't Dead

But who gets to keep a secret in hyperconnected world!

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

Sex for Art's Sake

Elif Batuman's curious experiment in fiction

9 mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

THE END OF MOM GUILT

Why a mother's ambition is good for her family

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

The Abortion Underground

Inside the covert network of activists preparing for a post-Roe future

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

THE SHADOW ROYALS

ACROSS EUROPE, THE DESCENDANTS OF DETHRONED MONARCHS BELIEVE THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022

The Goon Squad Gets Old

Do Jennifer Egan's tricks still work?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

The Man Who Told All

How the naked grief of John Gunther's Death Be Not Proud inaugurated an American genre

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

The Patron Saint of Stuck Presidencies

What Joe Biden can learn from Harry Truman

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

A Good Man, at One Time

How a Mississippi inmate became an advocate for his own execution

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

The Story of Jack and Neal

The friendship that made On the Road—and the Beat Generation possible

6 mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

My Personality Transplant

How to find happiness, how I made myself less unpleasant

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2022

The Madness of the Method

Does acting need to be grueling to be good?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2022

It's Your Friends Who Break Your Heart

The older we get, the more we need our friends-and the harder it is to keep them.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
March 2022

Cromer

In New Malden, they owned a corner shop together. It was the place where you could get the gossip magazines and newspapers from Seoul.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
April 2022

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