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The botching of capital punishment, why it pays to be a jerk, the emotional genius of pixar, why age may be Hillary’s secret weapon, and more
The money issue: Starbucks’ radical attempt to save the middle class, the financially savvy Millennial, underpaid NBA players, the neuroscience of generosity, where drug lords put their money, and more
Should the Jews leave Europe?, the false gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous, what science says about life after death, how restaurants con you, the most influential teenager of all time, and more
What ISIS really wants, the plan to beat Hillary, how job stress may be harming unborn babies, atheist superstitions, the best ad campaigns ever, how the love song conquered all, and more
The tragedy of the American military, the most powerful conservative in America, 5,200 days in space, balancing Iran and Israel, fiction by George Singleton, and more
The real roots of midlife crisis, the curious case of Jesus's wife, when schools are too strict, the coming fall of Facebook, the new science of hit songs, and more
The Technology Issue: Why kids sext (and what to do about it), the new technology of adultery, what Silicon Valley's best minds think about everything from drones to Uber, the Steve Jobs of beer, and more
The new science of old age, an interview with Bill Clinton, how gangs took over prisons, debating dinosaurs with creationists, the art of being Lena Dunham, and more
How for-profit universities are tearing down higher ed, the cocaine dealer who reinvented himself as a community leader, why climate hysterics hurt their own cause, the Cesarean-industrial complex, Murakami’s mysterious literary appeal, and more
Coverage by Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, W.E.B. DuBois, H.L. Mencken, and more—plus dramatic images and new essays
Secrets of the creative brain, inside the Lennon-McCartney collaboration, Afghanistan after Karzai, why cartoon mothers are all dead, and more
The case for reparations, the blaze that killed 19 firefighters, what drives Vladimir Putin, a boozy night with a Hollywood gigolo, Wall Street's $6 billion mystery, and more
Why successful women lack self-assurance—and men have too much, the end of desegregation, the odd life of a retired pope, the case for secrecy, the annual money report, and more
The overprotected child, the high price of stop-and-frisk, the monogamy trap, LBJ and the Civil Rights Act, Matthew Weiner previews the new season of Mad Men, and more
Caitlin Flanagan on the dark power of fraternities, Hanna Rosin on her son's Asperger's odyssey, how Finland transformed hockey, the biggest Oscar-night mistake ever made, and more
Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Atlantic resurfaces some of its best journalism about the 35th president and his legacy. Read classic articles by Robert F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Walter Lippmann, new pieces by Bill Clinton and Robert Dallek—plus rarely seen images and documents.
James Fallows explains why the future of industry is in America, Jeffrey Goldberg makes the case for more guns, Ann Patchett describes her battle with Amazon, Isaac Chotiner laments Salman Rushdie's decline, and more
Our annual Brave Thinkers list, an interview with Mike Bloomberg, the strangest potential threat to the president, the Army's culture of mediocrity, Benjamin Schwarz on the end of jazz, and more
James Bennet on campaign finance, James Parker on 50 Shades of Grey, a special report on American schools, and more
The biggest ideas of 2012, why women still can't have it all, Caitlin Flanagan on JFK's affairs, new fiction by Elmore Leonard, and more
David H. Freedman on the perfected self, Mark Bowden on being in the dumb kids' class, James Parker on Glenn Beck, Isaac Chotiner on P. G. Wodehouse, and more
How Facebook may be making us lonely, the genius of Kanye West, Muammar Qaddafi's grieving son, a profile of an iconoclastic video game inventor, and more
How Ben Bernanke saved the economy, Rahm Emanuel's big plans, the triumph of HBO's Game of Thrones, Philip Roth's not-quite-autobiographical fiction, and more
James Fallows on Obama, Raymond Bonner on the death penalty, Christopher Hitchens on G.K. Chesterton, and more
On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we present this commemorative issue featuring Atlantic stories by Mark Twain, Henry James, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and many more. Purchase on newsstands through March 5, or order your print or digital copy here.
American manufacturing and the jobs crisis, Robert D. Kaplan on John J. Mearsheimer, James Parker on R.E.M., Caitlin Flanagan on Joan Didion, and more
Our fraught alliance with Pakistan, Walmart's impact on China, Oprah's misunderstood appeal, and more
How the NCAA is exploiting players, Russia's Silicon Valley, political sex scandals, and more
Don Peck on the sinking middle class, James Fallows on the crackdown in China, P.J. O'Rourke on Gaudi, new fiction by Amy Waldman, and more
Note: We will be posting this issue in installments through July 27, 2011.
The annual ideas issue, the trouble with good parents, the case for alternative medicine, and more
How inspiration becomes art, Stephen King's new fiction story, why Malcolm X lives on in Barack Obama, the joy of not cooking, more
Why the new media isn't so bad, the secret fears of the super-rich, sympathy for Tiger Moms, and more
Why machines can never beat the human mind, how skyscrapers can save the city, Justin Bieber's teenybop perfection, and more
Why the new global ruling class is leaving you behind, how porn is—and isn't—changing sex for women, the new physics of tennis, and more
Why only coal can stop global warming, the error-prone nature of dialysis, how to be a frugal divorcee, and more