Grasses—green, neatly trimmed, symbols of civic virtue—shaped the national landscape. They have now outlived their purpose.
My friends, let us respectfully tell you how passive-aggressive language has become.
And man created a literary genre composed entirely of humblebrags, and the world wept.
The comedian sneaked politics and policy—along with Captain America and Oreos—into his CBS debut.
In the debate over whether a byline should be Yi-Fen Chou or Michael Derrick Hudson, everything is subjective.
The man who made computers personal was a genius and a jerk. A new documentary wonders whether his legacy can accommodate both realities.
Much like Amazon and Uber, automat eateries offer speed, efficiency, and a lack of human interaction.
The space agency’s current symbol, a beloved signal of the agency’s storied past, wasn’t always so beloved.
Sometimes they’re amusing. Often, they’re mystifying. Occasionally, they’re transcendent. Whatever else they are, though, cartoons remain beloved components of a…
So, wait: Is Kanye actually going to run for president in 2020? It kind of makes you wonder…
Even as parents go to ridiculous lengths to ensure an original name for their child, the annual most-popular list documents how unconventional names have become the norm.
Paul Weitz's new film achieves what few movies have before: It assumes that a woman can be old and interesting at the same time.
The woman who gave her name to the women-in-culture standard would, true to the method, prefer to share the credit.
The author has doubled down on an earlier claim that he once considered adoption—not to help children, but to help his “creative process.”
The original Apatow blockbuster considers an age-old, and also thoroughly modern, question: How do you define adulthood?
The Nora Ephron comedy, starring the talented actors Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack, sags under the weight of lazy stereotype.
A director at the fashion brand Hervé Léger has served up yet another reminder of the hostility fashion houses can hold for the people who wear their creations.
The controversial coming-of-age story unfolds during a time before the Internet changed what it means to be adolescent.
The world’s most powerful celebrity is gracing the cover of Vogue with her hair looking distinctly un-pretty. That’s a pretty great thing.
The head of FX thinks a glut of new TV shows “has created a huge challenge in finding compelling original stories.” But might what’s bad for networks ultimately be good for viewers? Atlantic writers discuss.
The world of Facebook, Twitter, and selfie sticks forces even literature's most reluctant luminaries to act like extroverts—something the late author famously resented.