November 2006

The Atlantic - November 2006

Joshua Green, "Hillary's Choice"; Ann Louise Bardach, "Twilight of the Assassins "; Jonathan Rauch, "Sex, Lies, and Videogames"; Mark Steyn on the Crocodile Hunter; Ilana Ozernoy on Karen Hughes; Michael Hirschorn on YouTube; and much more.

Features

  • Take Two: Hillary's Choice

    How Hillary Clinton turned herself into the consummate Washington player

    Interviews: Joshua Green talks about his experience profiling Hillary Clinton and shares his thoughts on her presidential prospects

  • Sex, Lies, and Videogames

    What if a computer program combined the action and graphics of a video game with the emotional power of great art? The result could revolutionize interactive entertainment—and even change the meaning of “play”

    Interviews: Jonathan Rauch, author of "Sex, Lies, and Video Games," talks about a new generation of innovative and emotionally complex video games.

  • Twilight of the Assassins

    It was the first act of airline terrorism in the Americas: thirty years ago, seventy-three people died in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane. Now, one alleged mastermind lives freely in Miami, while another awaits trial on other charges in Texas. With Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez insisting the CIA was behind the bombing, why won’t the Bush administration at last resolve enduring suspicions? A tale of thwarted dreams, frustrated justice, and murder in the sky

    Notes: Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada discusses his actions, explains his motivations, and advises Ann Louise Bardach on what to write. [With an introduction by Bardach]

  • Education

    This is the tenth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine's 150th anniversary. This installment is introduced by Jonathan Kozol, the National Book Award-winning author of several books on public education.

Agenda

Books

Pursuits

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Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

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

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

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

Video

How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

Video

The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

Video

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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