March 2006

The Atlantic - March 2006

Lori Gottlieb, "How Do I Love Thee?"; Kenneth Pollack, "The Right Way"; Joshua Green, "Schools for Scandal"; Terry Castle on "House Porn"; Sridhar Pappu on T. D. Jakes; Corby Kummer on New Orleans restaurants; and much more.

Features

  • How Do I Love Thee?

    A growing number of Internet dating sites are relying on academic researchers to develop a new science of attraction. A firsthand report from the front lines of an unprecedented social experiment

    Interviews: The author of this month's cover story talks about love and the new research that's being produced by Internet matchmaking services

  • The Checkpoint

    For Israeli soldiers checkpoint life is dull, alienating, and stress-inducing. For the Palestinians it is frustrating, humiliating, and anger-provoking. Yet it’s the human face of the occupation—and as close as some Israelis and Palestinians will ever come

  • The Preacher

    Bishop T. D. Jakes wants his flock not only to do good but to do well, and his brand of entrepreneurial spirituality has made him perhaps the most influential black leader in America today

  • The Right Way

    Seven steps toward a last chance in Iraq

    Special Report: By Kenneth M. Pollack and the Iraq Policy Working Group of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution

  • Civil Rights & Black Identity

    Articles by Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King Jr., with an introduction by Randall Kennedy.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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