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…

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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