Twenty-five years after the record's release, the world needs its dynamic optimism more than ever.
Even at 22, the author was smart, acerbic, and fascinated by human limitations.
John Roberts appointed every judge on the secretive and influential FISA court. Maybe it's time to spread around the authority.
A colorful 1974 account shows how the 37th president set elaborate verbal traps for his closest allies.
Are touch-screen devices harming kids' brains or making them smarter? Hanna Rosin shares her findings, with the help of her four-year-old son.
An awkward dinner party scene displays the best and worst of the reality franchise.
Christopher Orr shares scenes from The Philadelphia Story, Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally, and other classics.
For some adolescents, the pranks that take place on the Internet can veer into dangerous territory. Here's what adults are doing about it.
From Appalachian hollows to urban neighborhoods, the ways people speak can bring them together or cause social isolation. A language expert explains why.
Grand romantic yearnings have given way to something more satisfying and intimate.
In a vintage Atlantic essay, a child of Italian immigrants rejected the "melting pot" ideal.
In an Atlantic column, the inimitable writer looked back at the 1908 manual that started a worldwide movement.
In the Chicago gangster's day, it was easier for criminals to get their cases thrown out of court. A 1945 Atlantic article describes an American justice system much more lenient than our own.
From "Mrs. X" to Caitlin Flanagan, generations of authors have grappled with the notion of a woman's right to choose.
The children's author drew more than 400 fantastical political cartoons in the early years of World War II.
The Atlantic ran the writer's first published story -- and then annoyed him by asking him to write under his "Christian name."
Jesse Eisinger describes what's really going on inside Wells Fargo and other large institutions.
Deconstructing a scene from the British melodrama
The New York Times columnist highlights a range of stories from The Atlantic magazine this year.
They're packed with boasts, exclamation points, and campy humor. And they've been that way for generations.