Reporting on Israel
James Bennet, Jeffrey Goldberg, and Ari Shavit discuss Israel's need for big ideas, Ehud Olmert's new dovish streak, and the sometimes complicated relationship between Israeli politicians and American philanthropists.
Digital Storytelling and the Future of Journalism
In this third session of The Table @ Aspen, Marc Ambinder (moderator), Sean Parker, Megan McArdle, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Hirschorn discuss Facebook, reality television, and the effects blogging has on journalists.
Where Ideas Come From
Filmmaker David Lynch and folk-rock icon Donovan reflect on the creative process
The Future of Party Politics
David Brooks, Marc Ambinder, Ross Douthat, and Matthew Yglesias discuss the backlash against Bush, politicians out of office, the rise of single-parent families and poverty, what makes a skillful politician, the choice between being a reformer or a unifier, and the human connection factor in politics.
The Price is Wright
Photos and narration by Wayne Curtis
Music: "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" by Simon & Garfunkel, performed by peacejoytown
Opening the Portal
Folk-rock icon Donovan describes how beatniks, Beatles, druids, and yogis led him toward the source of song
Is Higher Education For Everyone?
Ross Douthat (moderator), Daniel Mote, Paul Verkuil and Michael Bennet on higher education.
The Table: Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder
Is McCain smart enough to run for president? Will Obama go negative? Two bloggers explore these and other questions about the 2008 presidential race.
Lunch With Irma
Narration by Corby Kummer
Photographs by Thomas Shea
Music: "Cocinando" by Sonoro Coloro
The Table: Obama at the Helm
With Hillary Clinton poised to concede the Democratic race, Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder consider the promise of an Obama candidacy
Thailand's Cowboy Country
Narration by Joshua Kurlantzick
Photographs by Patrick Brown/Panos Pictures
Music: "Home on the Range" performed by Gene Autry
Nixonland: A Book Discussion
Virginia Postrel narrates photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's superhero costume exhibit.
Book Discussion: The Beautiful Struggle
Atlantic blogger and contributing editor Ta-Nehisi Coates reads passages from his memoir and reflects on education, hip hop music, and his father's powerful presence.
Al Franken: He's Not Joking
Joshua Green traces Al Franken's journey from Saturday Night Live to Senate candidacy.
Israel at Sixty
A conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
Conversations with Ta-Nehisi Coates
In this two-part series, an Atlantic contributor discusses his
profile of Bill Cosby
and his new memoir, The Beautiful Struggle.
A Day on the Day Jet
Photos and narration by James Fallows
Music: "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
Hollywood's Vietnam Moment
Ross Douthat takes a critical look at the film industry's response to the Iraq War.
The Britney Show
Atlantic contributor David Samuels leads a panel at New York University's
Department of Journalism on the influence of paparazzi.