Joshua Green on Karl Rove; Matthew Scully on Michael Gerson's careerist machinations; Robert D. Kaplan on the B-2 bomber; James Fallows on Macau; Clive Crook on Private Equity; B.R. Myers on the amoral gourmet; Christopher Hitchens on Edmund Wilson; Wayne Curtis visits the hippies of Guatemala; and much more.
Is private equity just another bubble, or a sign of sickness in America’s public stock markets?
Can the Democrats succeed where Karl Rove failed?
The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about the struggle in the Palestinian territories.
Blinded by zeros; prostitutes and their johns; a user's guide to nuclear devastation
What to watch for in the weeks ahead
The Bush administration’s pathological hiding of information
This is the 18th in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine’s 150th anniversary.
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What to do, where to stay, and where to eat at Lake Atitlan.
Old hippies and New Agers commune along the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán.
The unbearable lightness of Ira Glass, Wes Anderson, and other paragons of indie sensibility
How Edmund Wilson made the labor of criticism into an art
At Camp Bread, in San Francisco, a baker rehabilitates one of the most frequently abused members of the pastry family.
Where to find the best scones and toppings
The gourmet’s ongoing failure to think in moral terms
On television shows like CSI and Numb3rs, scientists are still weird—but a geeky glamour has replaced the old stereotypes.
Editor’s Choice: The late English writer is overdue for the recognition and readers she deserves.
The art of ant eating; another N word
With his extravagant designs, Paul Poiret ruled the world of fashion—until modern simplicity did him in.
The Church in China “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” This message has echoed throughout the Catholic Church’s history.…
At dawn they start again, the early birds, as if they’d left some bitter things unsaid. the day before. The sharp notes rise in thirds. I wake…
The cross the fork the zigzag—a few straight lines. For pain, quandary and evasion, the last of signs.
Even as foreign investors pour billions into ever-glitzier casinos, the tiny peninsula’s bid to become the Vegas of the Orient depends on China’s larger willingness to embrace transparency and the rule of law.
Karl Rove had the plan, the power, and the historic chance to remake American politics. What went wrong?
Inside the cockpit and culture of the B-2, whose pilots may carry the greatest responsibility in the U.S. military today
The only person the speechwriter Michael Gerson made look better than President Bush was Michael Gerson. The shaping of a Washington reputation, as witnessed by a White House colleague
Atlantic senior editor Clive Crook weighs in on the private-equity business—why it's booming, where it's headed, and what it means for American capitalism.
Atlantic senior editor Joshua Green discusses Karl Rove's political fantasies and fatal mistakes.