From Supreme Court cases to blockbuster films, these are the narratives on sex and gender that dominated the news this year.
Photos from the Thanksgiving celebrations of a nation at war.
A case for the pontiff's debt not to Karl Marx but to Karl Polanyi
College kids on both sides of the Atlantic are drinking much less than they did 30 years ago. But the true teetotalers here are non-college kids.
Germany is considering adding a gender quota for its companies. Should the U.S. follow suit?
In a new video, a Yale sociologist shows how relationships spread risk.
Yes, the academic job market is a wasteland. But that doesn't make spending your twenties reading poetry for low pay irrational.
... while Obama's popularity takes a hit there, too
The mainstream literature of the 18th and 19th centuries was lively, radical, and diverse. An interview with professor Phillip Gura about why these books ought to be part of the high school literature canon.
Everyone's giggling at a new Weiner profile where the writer seems to have a crush on Weiner's wife. The crush isn't the problem.
Some recipes from Thomas Jefferson, the Coolidge White House, 19th-century political rallies, and a Supreme Court justice's husband--with a dose of history
Germany grapples with the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth.
Screenshots of front pages around the globe plastered with news of Watertown
Pat Robertson thinks it's because of the Ivy League.
An anthropologist joins the ranks of the underappreciated sanitation workers of New York City. The result? An eye-opening account of the mysterious and dangerous world of trash.
Reading rave reviews from our archives, for Pride and Prejudice's 200th anniversary
Young writers have always been angsty about the ever-waning time left to become a literary wunderkind.
Today on The Atlantic's World Calendar ...
How do you place wealth and equality next to one another and say, "These are the good things about American life and society"?
Photos of traditional Epiphany celebrations abroad