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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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 HISTORIAN WHO SEES THE FUTURE

PETER TURCHIN BELIEVES HE HAS DISCOVERED IRON LAWS THAT DICTATE THE RISE AND FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS. HE PREDICTS A DIRE DECADE FOR THE UNITED STATES.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

School Wasn't So Great Before Covid, Either

Yes, remote schooling has been a misery—but it’s offering a rare chance to rethink early education entirely.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

The Many Lives of Adrienne Rich

Praised by W. H. Auden as neat and modest, she vowed to be passionate and radical instead.

10 mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

Whitewashing the Great Depression

How the preeminent photographic record of the period eclipsed people of color and shaped the nation’s self-image

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

Bringing Politics Into the Classroom

Why it’s impossible—and irresponsible— for teachers in minority communities to ignore the subject

10 mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Revisiting the most disturbing Christmas special

8 mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

The Last Children of Down Syndrome

Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn't. This is just the beginning.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

Death Of A Small Business

“I’m more than just my store,” my father told me. And yet, for nearly his entire adult life, all of his decisions had argued the opposite.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

There's No Stopping Santa

The middle of a global pandemic might seem like a good time to cut back on holiday excess. But then, we live in America.

6 mins read
The Atlantic
December 2020

The WeWork Guy's Guide to Striking It Rich

Adam Neumann may be out of a job, but his wild rise is standard operating procedure in Silicon Valley.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

STILL FALLING FOR IT

In 1957, Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd warned America that a populist demagogue could use mass media to accumulate dangerous quantities of power.

10 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

OH, IT WAS NOTHING

Why Kamala Harris is caught between self-effacement and self-assertion

8 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

Why We're Afraid of Bats

On how we know—and how we learn— what to fear

10 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

Why British Police Shows Are Better

When you take away guns and shootings, you have more time to explore grief, guilt, and the psychological complexity of crime.

7 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

The Bible Without Miracles

Thomas Jefferson preferred Jesus’s teachings to his supernatural acts—and edited his copy of the New Testament accordingly.

6 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

The Election That Could Break America

If the vote us close, Donald Trump could easily throw election into chaos. Who will stop him?

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

Fluffing Your Own Nest

Can happiness be found in home improvement?

7 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

American Caudillo

Donald Trump is slowly making the U.S. into a likeness of the countries Latino refugees have been fleeing.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

Last Exit

Donald Trump’s first term was characterized by theft, lies, corruption, and the incitement of violence. A second term could spell the end of American democracy.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
November 2020

Why Is the West So Powerful— And So Peculiar?

Cultural evolutionary theory has a startling answer: a marriage policy first pursued by the Catholic Church a millennium and a half ago.

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
October 2020

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