Atlantic literary editor Benjamin Schwarz picks the 25 best in a crowded field
Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career
America's birth certificate revealed; paradoxical Pops; and more
Not just chick flicks, the movies of Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers defy categorization and provide a sentimental education for everyone.
How to start your own advice column, whether to clean the hotel room before the maid arrives, and other conundrums
The poet reads this poem aloud
James Parker comments on his favorite scenes from When Harry Met Sally and What Women Want
In New Orleans, a new kind of house is rising from the ruins of Katrina. Cheap, green, and radically hip, it may change architecture for a generation.
What’s wrong—and what’s gloriously right—with AMC’s hit show
Is leading one’s own troops to slaughter ever justified?
Alice Munro's way with women; the obstetric dialectic; and more
The addictive appeal of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Celebrity Rehab