December 1995

  • The Barefoot Bank With Cheek

    The Grameen Bank, in Bangladesh, which makes small loans to some of the poorest people on earth, has become a model for economic developers all over the world

  • The Accident

    Hear Erica Funkhouser read this poem (in RealAudio). She heard the nasty scraping of sole and heel. against the clipped turf of the doormat; then…

  • The Undiscovered World of Thomas Edison

    Historians, sorting through a treasure trove of Edison's papers, are discovering revealing details that enrich our portrait of one of America's most accomplished inventors

  • What Should Children Learn?

    National standards have been thwarted, but state-mandated academic standards and local action can yet save the schools

  • Surviving Deer Season

    A lesson in ambiguity

  • The Transatlantic Look

    Meetings with Joseph Abboud, the Boston-born clothing designer, and sightings of Troy and Rib on the runway

  • The Happy Memories Club

    Her writing group would meet each week, and each member was encouraged to share some writing with the others -- provided the subject matter was pleasant and meaningful

  • Hallowed Ground

    A first experience of the Holy Land

  • Don't Call It Cognac

    But some of the finest comes from a small maker in California

  • The Conservative 1960s

    From the perspective of the 1990s, it's the big political story of the era

  • 745 Boylston Street

    -- A LITTLE more than a hundred years ago an article appeared in these pages titled "The Present Requirements for Admission to Harvard …

  • Letters

    -- LETTERS Lincoln and Abortion George McKenna's article "On Abortion: A Lincolnian Position" (September Atlantic) accomplishes…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The December Almanac Environment December 31, as of today U.S. and Canadian companies must stop producing…

  • Word Watch

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. glass-tower people, the professional and managerial members of the U…

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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