Marc Ambinder revisits his decision to have bariatric surgery
Jon Zobenica comments on key moments in the HBO miniseries
Actor Andrew McCarthy narrates images from the town's vibrant Irish music scene
Max Watman, author of Chasing the White Dog, introduces Atlantic writers to some illicit concoctions
Joshua Green explains the secrets of the treasury secretary's success
Benjamin Schwarz comments on scenes from Terence Davies's nostalgic documentary
Author Christina Davidson discusses how Walker Evans's Depression-era photography is viewed by his subjects' descendents.
General Stanley McChrystal and his team take on the war in Afghanistan (photos by Kate Brooks)
A new photography book explores asylums that housed the mentally ill in the days before anti-psychotic drugs
An interview with animator Sanjay Patel—who worked on A Bug's Life and The Incredibles—about his new book, Ramayana: Divine Loophole
Atlantic contributor Lori Gottlieb discusses her new book
Photographer Evan Abramson shares his images from post-quake Haiti
Corby Kummer finds a surprising array of produce at Walmart
Experts explain why the current crop of 20-somethings is unequipped to face today's job market
Treasures from the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz
Liz Phair shares a music playlist and a personal photo album from her road trip to Phoenix
Click here to listen to Phair's road trip playlist
James Fallows talks to Atlantic editor James Bennet about a uniquely American tradition—
cycles of despair followed by triumphant rebirths.
Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to Civil War historian Frank Smith
about the black soldiers who transformed America.