August 1997

  • Malaria: Resurgence of a Deadly Disease

    Malaria kills roughly twice as many people worldwide as AIDS, drugs no longer work against some strains, and mosquitoes in diverse parts of the United States now carry the disease.

  • Diamond Nuggets

    All the weekly baseball notes you'll ever really need

  • 77 North Washington Street

    IN the mid-1970s the editors of The Atlantic Monthly decided to add a new feature to the magazine -- one that would engage readers on an utterly…

  • Letters

    Race Problems. Restoring Welfare. New Zealand's Economy. Embryos and Retirees. Advice & Consent. Race Problems. Randall Kennedy's…

  • The August Almanac

    Health and Safety. Ragweed will begin blooming this month, setting off allergic reactions in millions of Americans. Increasing their misery in…

  • Word Watch

    by Anne H. Soukhanov. broadbanding, a new promotion-and-pay structure in which workers spend most of their careers within a single but very…

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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