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

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How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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

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What Is a Sandwich?

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

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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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