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  • December 2015

    December 2015

  • November 2015

    November 2015

  • October 2015

    October 2015

  • September 2015

    September 2015

    How the new political correctness is ruining education, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s letter to his son, stopping murder in New Orleans, the GOP rewrites the Iraq War, bracing for the future in Havana, the elitist allure of Joan Didion, and more

  • July/August 2015

    July/Aug 2015

    Ideas of the year, the end of work, why the Saudis are going solar, the insidious messages of tween TV, and more

  • June 2015

    June 2015

    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

  • May 2015

    May 2015

    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

  • April 2015

    April 2015

    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

  • March 2015

    March 2015

    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

  • January/February 2015

    Jan/Feb 2015

    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

  • December 2014

    December 2014

    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

  • November 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    July/Aug 2014

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

  • June 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Jan/Feb 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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