July 2000

  • A Little Bit About the Soul

    Translated by Joanna Trzeciak. A soul is something we have every now and then. Nobody has one all the time. or forever. Day after day, …

  • Breaking the Global-Warming Gridlock

    Both sides on the issue of greenhouse gases frame their arguments in terms of science, but each new scientific finding only raises new questions—dooming the debate to be a pointless spiral. It's time, the authors argue, for a radically new approach: if we took practical steps to reduce our vulnerability to today's weather, we would go a long way toward solving the problem of tomorrow's climate

  • Cover Art

    Cover art by Roberto Parada. The Atlantic Monthly; July 2000; Cover Art - 00.07; Volume 286, No. 1; page .

  • An Acquired Taste

    Al Gore is the most lethal debater in politics, a ruthless combatant who will say whatever it takes to win, and who leaves opponents not just beaten but brutalized. But Gore is no natural-born killer. He studied hard to become the man he is today

  • 77 North Washington Street

    AS even casual readers know, The Atlantic Monthly is not a heavily staff-written magazine. We depend for our sustenance on a loose-knit…

  • Letters

    Regulation by Shaming. The Reluctant Gendarme. The Best Pickup-Basketball Player in America. The Kept University Sound the Alar(m) Mary…

  • The Almanac

    Health & Safety Men who suffer from low testosterone levels gain a new therapeutic option this month, as topical testosterone gel…

  • Word Court

    Iweedeat -- as in "used a weedeater." Do I say "I weedate the back forty"? One of my friends avoids the problem by calling the device a weedwhacker…

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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