Christina Hoff Sommers, “The War Against Boys”; Douglas L. Wilson, “Keeping Lincoln's Secrets”; Alexandra Robbins, “George W., Knight of Eulogia”; Sheldon M. Stern, “What JFK Really Said”; and much more.
This we think we know: American schools favor boys and grind down girls. The truth is the very opposite. By virtually every measure, girls are thriving in school; it is boys who are the second sex
A rare look inside Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society and sometime haunt of the presumptive Republican nominee for President
Although his detectives do precious little detecting, Charles Willeford sparked the modern South Florida mystery craze
Colombia's capital, Bogotá, long seemed exempt from the lawlessness and violence of that country's chronic civil war. Not anymore.
The author checked the Cuban-missile-crisis transcript in The Kennedy Tapes against the recorded words. He discovered "errors that undermine its reliability for historians, teachers, and general readers
Cover illustration by Jonathan Carlson. The Atlantic Monthly; May 2000; Cover Art - 00.05; Volume 285, No. 5; page .
William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln's law partner and biographer, made a record of "secret and privatethings" about Lincoln in two memorandum books that long ago disappeared. Now diary entries have materialized, written by a woman who saw the memorandum books in 1866, and who recorded her shocked reactions to accounts of "profligacy" and "debauchery." A distinguished Lincoln scholar describes the discovery, and considers anew the collision of privacy and history
Asthma is growing at an alarming and puzzling rate in industrialized countries, and the answers to the mystery of its origins may lie in our very attempts to prevent childhood disease
Francesca Woodman's work presents femaleness without satire or an agenda
This is my parish, the priest said, and my people must be warned of what dangers from beyond the borders of Ireland now travel in their midst
A portrait of a grandfather and his generation-connecting stories
In the silence of an anatomy lab more than the mysteries of the body is revealed
Sky Scraper. Guy Billout The Atlantic Monthly; May 2000; Sky Scraper - 00.05; Volume 285, No. 5; page 89.
A worrywart ventures forth on a deluxe safari -- very, very reluctantly
Tighter, neater, faster -- Steven Allen may be the best wall builder in the world
The Red Rose Girls. Anyone familiar with the finely illustrated books and magazines of the early 1900s will recognize the style of the Red…
TEN years ago Christina Hoff Sommers, the author of this month's cover story, "The War Against Boys," was quietly teaching philosophy courses…
Health & Safety This month, according to a European Union regulation, European airlines must begin teaching crew members about low-level…
LITTLE of the 2.7 trillion pounds of manure -- about five tons for each American -- generated by livestock in this country each year is…
The Puzzler. Cutting the Cards. EACH Down entry is to be entered in the diagram the way a deck of cards is cut -- that is, separated…
The Encarta World English Dictionary (1999). bubba bomb a crudely constructed explosive device that is associated with southern white…