February 2000

  • Inside the Leviathan

    A short and stimulating brush with Microsoft's corporate culture

  • Cover Art

    Cover illustration. The Atlantic Monthly; February 2000; Cover Art - 00.02; Volume 285, No. 2.

  • Word Court

    A is friends with the mayor's wife." I couldn't believe my eyes. In fact, when I went to look up the citation in print to send it to you, it had…

  • China's Blue Collar Blues

    Top-down economic reform in China has triggered protest from its victims -- a classic Marxist proletariat

  • 77 North Washington Street

    "FOR me," says D. D. Guttenplan, the author of this month's cover story, "The Holocaust on Trial," about the libel suit brought by the…

  • Letters

    The Cost of Fame. Capital Punishment. Information Revolution. Advice & Consent Editor's Note The Cost of Fame I was interested in…

  • The Almanac

    Environment This month South Africa and Botswana are expected to officially open Africa's first "transfrontier conservation area" --…


Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza


A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

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


What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets


Famous Movies, Reimagined

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


What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.



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