Ted Halstead, “A Politics for Generation X”; Claude M. Steele, “Thin Ice: 'Stereotype Threat' and Black College Students”; Charles Mann, “Living With Linux”; Lynna Williams, “Comparative Religion”; and much more.
When capable black college students fail to perform as well as their white counterparts, the explanation often has less to do with preparation or ability than with the threat of stereotypes about their capacity to succeed. Educators at Stanford who tested this hypothesis report their findings and propose solutions
Today's young adults may be the most politically disengaged in American history. The author explains why, and puts forth a new political agenda that just might galvanize his generation
Cover illustration. The Atlantic Monthly; August 1999; Cover Art - 99.08; Volume 284, No. 2; page .
A report from the chaotic fringes of the First Amendment, where publicity collides with privacy and the check-out line leads to the courtroom
A sociologist argues that the new "flexible" economy undermines employees' character. Our reviewer, a leading business theorist and management consultant, strongly disagrees
A new cost-free and crash-free alternative to Windows and Macintosh operating systems provides freedom at a price
What is usual for China is unusual for the West -- at least in recent memory
Much of the coffee you drink is "technified"; "sustainable" coffee often tastes better, besides being a lot better for the environment.
The old assumptions about world population trends need to be rethought. One thing is clear, in the next century the world is in for some rapid downsizing.
When I was eight, I went down the aisle one day and told my father I had accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. I was sure that saying I believed, out loud in front of everyone, would somehow make it true.
This part of Indonesia remains welcoming and serene
by Burton Silver and Heather Busch. Chronicle, 96 pages, $16.95.
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