February 1948

  • I Changed My Name

    Over the years, The Atlantic has taken special pleasure in introducing the work of new writers. In the field of nonfiction we have published a succession of autobiographical narratives, the true stories of men and women who have shared with the reader the truth, the humor—and the difficulties—of a singular experience. Occasionally, as in this instance, the author prefers to remain anonymous. It is sufficient to say that he is a New Yorker who once taught school and who bas been the assistant editor of an industrial newspaper for some years.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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