May 2000

  • The War Against Boys

    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

  • George W., Knight of Eulogia

    A rare look inside Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society and sometime haunt of the presumptive Republican nominee for President

  • The Unlikely Father of Miami Crime Fiction

    Although his detectives do precious little detecting, Charles Willeford sparked the modern South Florida mystery craze

  • Out of the Jungle

    Colombia's capital, Bogotá, long seemed exempt from the lawlessness and violence of that country's chronic civil war. Not anymore.

  • What JFK Really Said

    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 Art

    Cover illustration by Jonathan Carlson. The Atlantic Monthly; May 2000; Cover Art - 00.05; Volume 285, No. 5; page .

  • Letters

    The War Against Boys. Oral History. What JFK Really Said The War Against Boys. Carol Gilligan et al. versus Christina Hoff Sommers Atlantic,…

  • Girl, Seeming to Disappear

    Francesca Woodman's work presents femaleness without satire or an agenda

  • I'm from Ballymullet

    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

  • Faint of Heart in the Heart of Darkness

    A worrywart ventures forth on a deluxe safari -- very, very reluctantly

  • Someone There Is Who Loves a Wall

    Tighter, neater, faster -- Steven Allen may be the best wall builder in the world

  • 77 North Washington Street

    TEN years ago Christina Hoff Sommers, the author of this month's cover story, "The War Against Boys," was quietly teaching philosophy courses…

  • The Almanac

    Health & Safety This month, according to a European Union regulation, European airlines must begin teaching crew members about low-level…

  • Word Watch

    The Encarta World English Dictionary (1999). bubba bomb a crudely constructed explosive device that is associated with southern white…


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.


CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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



More in Magazine

More back issues, Sept 1995 to present.

Just In