After growing up with Transcendental Meditation as a spiritual practice, the author visits public schools where it’s being used as a simple tool for stress-reduction and well-being.
Below are some quotes from Atlantic Monthly essays published many, many decades ago. The identities of the authors are hidden…
Back in 1961, when Germany was at its most fiercely divided, The Atlantic published a collection of interviews with East…
This morning was the first day of school for my youngest child. After I watched her disappear through…
In hindsight, Jack London probably wasn’t quite the right fit for The Atlantic. When he sent his first submission in…
Here’s a back-to-school story about frat life in 1916. Back then, there were no late-night co-ed parties and no crude…
The photographer Joe Samberg remembers how drugs destroyed the Telegraph Avenue scene.
When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like acupuncture and meditation—but using them as part of a larger, integrative approach to health.
After the Battle of Antietam, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a gripping story about his search for his wounded son. But one of the most memorable lines had nothing to do with the Civil War.
The author of Funny Girl, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity champions the virtue in adapting other people's work and explains why he never wants to write a sequel.
Pay close attention as you watch Paramount Pictures’ classic holiday animations: You may spot a six-pointed star on the Christmas tree.
Nick Drake, who died 40 years ago, was too ethereal to compete with 1970s showmen like David Bowie and Elton John. But he was the perfect musician for the digital era.
On the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, his son Peter talks about the backlash against vaccines and other human factors that make it difficult to eradicate deadly viruses.
The former actor and writer for The Office has found a mischievous way to entertain preschoolers through the written word alone.
His New York Times reply to his daughter's accusations only made a terrible situation worse.
The ultra-collaborative folksinger wasn't quite sure what to make of the television medium. But for a brief period, he made it entirely his own.
When the poet died 75 years ago, three of his most brutal poems were in the current issue of The Atlantic.
Before Norman Rockwell immortalized Ruby Bridges in a painting, an Atlantic writer followed her for two years and reported on her daily battles.
Sage Stossel, author of the graphic novel Starling, talks about her unconventional heroine, her creative process, and her own memories of growing up with an anxious brother.
The artist's wholesome realism seemed outdated even in the age of Leave It to Beaver.