September 2000

  • The Heavenly Jukebox

    Rampant music piracy may hurt musicians less than they fear. The real threat—to listeners and, conceivably, democracy itself—is the music industry's reaction to it

  • The Lawless Frontier

    The tribal lands of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border reveal the future of conflict in the Subcontinent, along with the dark side of globalization

  • Green Surpise

    How Bush or Gore, as President, might pull a "Nixon goes to China" on environmental issues

  • Cover Art

    Cover art by José Cruz, hand-lettering by Daniel Pelavin. The Atlantic Monthly; September 2000; Cover Art - 00.09; Volume 286, No. 3;…

  • Fourteen

    My first view of how outsiders saw my family was as the subject of astonishment and derision

  • What Kingsley Can Teach Martin

    The father wrote fiction as the son still does, with brilliance and "facile bravura," but Martin Amis misunderstood his hereditary gifts when he turned from playful comedy to "the great issues of our time"

  • 77 North Washington Street

    FOR many years The Atlantic Monthly made a point of publicizing what were known as Atlantic "Firsts": short stories in our pages that…

  • Letters

    Unabomber. I Am the Grass. Unabomber Alston Chase ("Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber," June Atlantic) relies on inaccurate…

  • The Almanac

    The Environment September 15: The Olympic Games open today in Sydney, Australia. They have been dubbed "The Green Games": Sydney is the…

  • Word Court

    P as well as to mean "and" or "also" has been with us for a long time, but I have begun to notice it with high frequency in recent years. For some…

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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."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

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

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