August 2000

  • Cover Art

    Cover photograph by Sebastião Salgado. The Atlantic Monthly; August 2000; Cover Art - 00.08; Volume 286, No. 2; page .

  • An Irresistible Long-winded Bore

    John Cowper Powys wrote about "the three incomprehensibles": sex, religion, and nature. And wrote. And wrote

  • 77 North Washington Street

    PHOEBE-LOU Adams served on the staff of The Atlantic Monthly for more than half of the twentieth century, longer than anyone else with the…

  • Letters

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

  • The Almanac

    Health & Safety Alternative medicine takes another step toward the mainstream this month, as clinical licensing exams in naturopathic…

  • Word Watch

    The Encarta World English Dictionary (1999). parasite single a young Japanese woman, typically in her twenties, who lives with her parents…

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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