Latest Issue: July/August 2015

The Atlantic - July/August 2015

In This Issue

  • Ideas of the year, the end of work, why the Saudis are going solar, the insidious message of tween TV, and more

Cover Story

  • A World Without Work

    For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. What will a society without jobs look like—and how should we prepare?

Features

Ideas of the Year

Dispatches

The Culture File

Departments

Poetry

Video

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

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

Video

What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

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

Video

Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

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

Video

How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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