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" --…


CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.


A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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


What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.


Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.



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