“Climate change” is popularly understood to mean greenhouse warming, which, it is predicted, will cause flooding, severe windstorms, and killer heat waves. But warming could lead, paradoxically, to drastic cooling—a catastrophe that could threaten the survival of civilization.
After the Great War shell-shocked veterans were advised to read Jane Austen, "perhaps to restore their faith in a world that had been blown apart," the author writes, "while at the same time respecting their sense of the world's fragility"
A billionaire financier, wrongly accused of being a hypocritical capitalist for his February Atlantic cover story, "The Capitalist Threat," returns to the fray
The new owner of the financially challenged
A jazz writer and amateur drummer turns temporarily pro on the
Not far from the tourist-trammeled ruins of antiquity are monasteries in the sky, pirate coasts, and friendly islands
The medium that can turn anywhere into somewhere
An ambitious foundation promotes social change by finding "social entrepeneurs" -- people who have new ideas and the knack for implementing them
The late Irving Howe -- literary critic, biographer, historian and teacher -- was a beacon of a certain kind of intellectual and moral possibility
ALTHOUGH William H. Calvin, the author of this month's cover story, "The Great Climate Flip-flop," says that he is "not primarily an author,"…
Demographics. January is the least matrimonial of months: fewer couples get married in January than in any other month, and divorce lawyers…
AThe Wall Street Journal the other day said, "Top officials of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. engaged in a 'systemic' effort to defraud government…