"Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All," a new book from Brad Parsons, will make your kitchen look like an alchemist's lab
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou hasn't exactly saved Europe, but could anyone have done much better?
Greece's controversial decision to put the European bail-out to a national vote is a rejection of European collective rule
European public figures are deeply concerned about the chance that China might want to make a big contribution to their rescue fund
Opinion polls and regional media coverage suggest that the anti-Assad protests are widely backed the citizens of Arab countries, and they might even support an intervention -- though not one by the West
There's a serious debate in Germany over whether instituting legal quotas for women in upper management would help address gender inequality. But don't hold your breath for something similar in the U.S.
It might seem crazy to protest a bailout meant to help your country out of its self-imposed mess, but, for many Greeks, there's more than just money at stake
European and Arab outlets see the movement as akin to their own -- but China's state-owned media isn't impressed
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken it upon herself to champion EU bailouts, an effort that is unpopular in Germany, unpopular in Greece, and -- she believes -- crucial for the survival of the continental union
Two new books about the British writer come to very different conclusions about his relationships with women
A new study ranks fast food joints, and the furniture store takes second place
Shot digitally, apparently at points with an iPhone, the autobiographical documentary -- about the director's struggle to work under censorship -- was then smuggled to France inside a cake to premiere at Cannes
A conversation with Robert Bellah, author of a new book about faith's place in evolution
From The Atlantic archives, a celebration of April on the eve of the Civil War
It may be bogged down in agave syrup, but My Father's Daughter reveals Paltrow as someone who really does love food
A conversation with Harvard professor Marjorie Garber about her new book, "The Use and Abuse of Literature"
An interview with Andrew Pettegree, whose new book explores the transition from manuscript books to print
Close reading, a practice common in our nation's schools, is about taking a chapter, a paragraph, or even a single sentence, and picking it apart to extract meaning and analyze an author's intent. It's a vehicle for teaching students about cadence and imagery, hopefully leading young minds to appreciate the complexity of authors' thoughts. We should end it.
When people go to great lengths to take fine art, it shows that society still places a high value on masterpieces