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  • November 2014

    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

  • October 2014

    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

  • September 2014

    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

  • WWI Issue

    Coverage by Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, W.E.B. DuBois, H.L. Mencken, and more—plus dramatic images and new essays

  • July/August 2014

    Secrets of the creative brain, inside the Lennon-McCartney collaboration, Afghanistan after Karzai, why cartoon mothers are all dead, and more

  • June 2014

    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

  • May 2014

    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

  • April 2014

    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

  • March 2014

    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

  • January/February 2014

    Surviving anxiety, the biggest hustler in e-commerce, the case for paternity leave, why we love auction shows, a brief history of the Mile High Club, and more

  • December 2013

    How data is changing hiring and firing, the quest to end the flu, John Kerry's aggressive diplomacy, how women change men, the worst year in history, and more

  • November 2013

    The 50 greatest breakthroughs since the wheel, the world's top inventors, the riddle of Amazon, Flannery O'Connor's fierce irony, the biology of war, and more

  • October 2013

    The case against high-school sports, the trouble with homework, the new terrorist training ground, how the NFL fleeces taxpayers, James Bond's inner life, and more

  • Special JFK Commemorative Issue

    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.

  • September 2013

    How to think about drones, killers on Craigslist, the risks of being a workaholic, the courage of The Clash, and more

  • May 2013

    The world may never run out of oil—and the consequences could be dire. Plus: avoiding the worst parts of death, Henry Kissinger's statesmanship, reconsidering hair metal, and more.

  • April 2013

    Hanna Rosin on toddlers and iPads, Jeffrey Goldberg on the king of Jordan, James Fallows on life on Mars, our annual money report, and much more

  • March 2013

    How robots will make your doctor obsolete. Plus: The emancipation of Barack Obama, how to save kids from online bullies, why romantic comedies are so bad, and more.

  • January/February 2013

    How Wall Street could fail again, the dark side of anesthesia, how online dating is destroying marriage, Downton Abbey's ludicrous charm, and more.

  • December 2012

    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

  • November 2012

    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

  • October 2012

    James Bennet on campaign finance, James Parker on 50 Shades of Grey, a special report on American schools, and more

  • September 2012

    James Fallows on Romney's debating strengths and weaknesses, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Obama and race, Hanna Rosin on college girls and sex, new fiction by Emma Donoghue, and more

  • July/August 2012

    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

  • June 2012

    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

  • May 2012

    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

  • April 2012

    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

  • March 2012

    James Fallows on Obama, Raymond Bonner on the death penalty, Christopher Hitchens on G.K. Chesterton, and more

  • The Civil War

    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.

  • January/February 2012

    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

  • December 2011

    Our fraught alliance with Pakistan, Walmart's impact on China, Oprah's misunderstood appeal, and more

  • October 2011

    How the NCAA is exploiting players, Russia's Silicon Valley, political sex scandals, and more

  • September 2011

    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

  • Fiction 2011

    Note: We will be posting this issue in installments through July 27, 2011.

  • July/August 2011

    The annual ideas issue, the trouble with good parents, the case for alternative medicine, and more

  • May 2011

    How inspiration becomes art, Stephen King's new fiction story, why Malcolm X lives on in Barack Obama, the joy of not cooking, more

  • April 2011

    Why the new media isn't so bad, the secret fears of the super-rich, sympathy for Tiger Moms, and more

  • March 2011

    Why machines can never beat the human mind, how skyscrapers can save the city, Justin Bieber's teenybop perfection, and more

  • January/February 2011

    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

  • December 2010

    Why only coal can stop global warming, the error-prone nature of dialysis, how to be a frugal divorcee, and more

  • October 2010

    What the Baby Boomers owe America, a Doonesbury retrospective, autism's first child, Joe Biden's unexpected career, and more

  • September 2010

    How Israel is getting ready to bomb Iran, the rise of prisons without walls, Chistopher Hitchens on anti-Semitism's universal threat, and more

  • Fiction 2010

    Stories, poems, and essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux, Richard Bausch, T. C. Boyle, and more

  • July/August 2010

    A guide to the biggest ideas of the year, the politically incorrect guide to ending poverty, why we should call terrorists nitwits, and more

  • June 2010

    James Fallows on how Google can save the news business, Mark Bowden on the hunt for a computer worm, James Parker on Lady Gaga, Caitlin Flanagan on why girls are enduring the hookup culture, and more

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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