Eyal Press and Jennifer Washburn, “The Kept University”; J. Bottum, “The Soundtracking of America”; Jim Myers, “Notes on the Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors”; Chitra Divakaruni, “Uncertain Objects of Desire”; and much more.
She was a Holocaust princess, their living memorial candle, continuity. Who would have predicted that she would turn her back on her people to become a nun in, of all places, the convent at Auschwitz?
Commercially sponsored research is putting at risk the paramount value of higher education—disinterested inquiry. Even more alarming, the authors argue, universities themselves are behaving more and more like for-profit companies
In India, a country that straddles the old and the new, a good place to look for signs of shifting values might be the matrimonial columns of The Times of India
Cover illustration. The Atlantic Monthly; March 2000; Cover Art - 00.03; Volume 285, No. 3; page .
Music made sense when the world did. Now the sense is gone, but the melody lingers on -- everywhere. We live surrounded by music, from torch songs at Starbucks to the Beatles in the elevator, and the barrage may be turning our minds to mush
Killing sprees in suburban schools are rare and shocking events. Imagine, then, living in a neighborhood where a sign in a laundromat asks patrons to be sure, before putting their clothes in the wash, to empty all pockets of bullets
Sixty years spent telling one newly hatched bird from the next
The lessons of a New England landscape
Spring. The Atlantic Monthly; March 2000; Spring - 00.03; Volume 285, No. 3; page 99.
Tasmania is the Australia, in miniature, that tourists travel so far to see
New transcriptions of Fats Waller's pipe-organ and piano solos could ensure that Waller is remembered not just as an entertainer but as a great composer
A race to spot 110 designated celestial objects in the time between dusk and dawn
His undisguised longing for acclaim still keeps John O'Hara from being the favorite son of the place he defined
ALONG with self-congratulation and relief, the fall of the Soviet Union has stimulated an abundance of postmortems on communism and its place in the…
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The ownership of The Atlantic Monthly has changed nine times in the magazine's 143-year history. The editorship has changed ten times. Now…
On the Rez. Divided We Sprawl. Health-Care Economy. Phony Science Wars. Advice & Consent. Editors' Note. On the Rez I commend Ian…
Q & A A 1998 study by climatologists at Arizona State University suggests that this is more than just a matter of perception.…
The Puzzler. Bright Prospects. THE omission of answer lengths from this puzzle's clues may seem a gloomy business, but a…
LAST fall Richard Brookhiser published an article in American Heritage called "How Smart Should a President Be?" Not long after, pundits…