April 2001

The Atlantic - April 2001

David Brooks, “The Organization Kid”; William Langewiesche, “The Profits of Doom”; Richard V. Allen, “The Day Reagan Was Shot”; Steve Olsen, “The Genetic Archaeology of Race”; fiction by Jim Shepard; and much more.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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