June 2010

The Atlantic - June 2010

James Fallows on how Google can save the news business, Mark Bowden on the hunt for a computer worm, James Parker on Lady Gaga, Caitlin Flanagan on why girls are enduring the hookup culture, and more

Features

  • How to Save the News

    How to Save the News

    Google knows that its search function is only as valuable as the information it helps you find—a principal source of which is the beleaguered news business. That’s why the company assigned some of its top thinkers to the puzzle of how to make journalism pay. Their answers may revolutionize the media.

    Slideshow: A presentation on the precarious nature of the newspaper business by Google chief economist Hal Varian

  • Here Comes the Neighborhood

    Private rail networks could save the housing industry, revive the economy, and help meet the booming demand for walkable neighborhoods. History offers plenty of encouragement.

    Special Report: TheAtlantic.com explores the future of urban America through videos, a special blog, and classic stories from our archives

  • Tomorrowland

    How new wireless technology will shape the city of the future—and automate everything from parking to engineering to traffic flow

  • Ghosts of New York

    Ghosts of New York

    Immigrant artisans created an exuberant American art form on New York’s tenements at the turn of the 20th century. The only major public collection of their work now lies in a heap behind the Brooklyn Museum. Its odyssey reveals much about a changing city— and a changing culture.

  • The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within

    A new worm has infected millions of computers. Its creators wield the most advanced encryption known to man, and have stumped the best cyber-security experts in the world. No one knows what the worm’s masters are planning to use it for. And no one knows how to stop it.

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