September 2010

The Atlantic - September 2010

How Israel is getting ready to bomb Iran, the rise of prisons without walls, Chistopher Hitchens on anti-Semitism's universal threat, and more

Features

Dispatches

Books

  • Killing Her Softly

    Killing Her Softly

    A measured, sympathetic—and ultimately damning— portrait of the 20th century’s most wickedly funny novelist

  • Chosen

    Chosen

    The toxin of anti-Semitism isn’t a threat only to Jews.

    Video: Hitchens discusses the root causes of Jew-hatred—and his own surprising discovery of Jewish heritage—with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg and novelist Martin Amis.

  • Cover to Cover

    Cover to Cover

    Los Angeles modernism revisited; Alan Bennett's new memoir; the pain of fish; the final word on the Final Solution; and more

Columns

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Poetry

Video

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.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

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

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

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

Video

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.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

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

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

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

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