Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
An optical illusion may lead us to question the nature of reality, but it shouldn't make us question each other.
Parks and Rec was the nicest show on TV. Except when it was the cruelest.
A report says the network is denouncing partisanship. But why?
The show, say what else you will about it, neatly captured a moment of cultural upheaval.
Beyoncé is figuring out how to be human and famous at the same time.
The impeccably tailored outfits in Kingsman are weaponized. They're also nostalgic.
The chatty confections, with their LOLs and their IM MEs, aren't just Valentine's Day novelties. They're also cultural artifacts.
The Will Smith rom-com, ten years later, really does not hold up.
In 1859, The Atlantic published an essay asking a simple—and very, very complicated—question.
From meme to merch, this week found us taking marine life and jumping the ... well, you know.
From Anaïs to Zizek, a brief list of "shibboleth names"
Seattle just got a new kind of marijuana dispensary—the result not just of changing laws, but of technological progress.
The announcement that the author will publish a new novel is thrilling to fans—but also contradicts what the author has long said she wants.
"P.C. culture" doesn't impede progress; it's a natural—if totally awkward—response to it.
With Hannah and Shosh stuck as bonkers caricatures, Adam Driver and Jemima Kirke play the most genuine characters in the third episode of the show's fourth season.
The phrase, borrowed from the 19th century, is a terrible term. The Internet furnishes a replacement that, however obscene, is clearly superior.
From The West Wing to the wooly mammoth: American democracy's most famous dairy product, fact-checked
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "Triggering," the second episode of the HBO show's fourth season.
The military biopic rejects patriotic pablum to explore war's uncomfortable moral complexities.
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.