The biggest ideas of 2012, why women still can't have it all, Caitlin Flanagan on JFK's affairs, new fiction by Elmore Leonard, and more
From banning gasoline and hiring introverts to abolishing the secret ballot and befriending Islamists, our collection of modest proposals. Plus an online-only report on big ideas in politics, culture, business, tech, and more.
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves: the mothers who have made it to the top of their profession are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. Here’s what has to change for the rest of us.
Video: Anne-Marie Slaughter discusses the struggles of working mothers with Atlantic senior editor Hanna Rosin.
Live Chat: The author talks with readers about her cover story.
Debate: Writers weigh in on our cover story and voice their own opinions about work, family, and "having it all."
Outside Olympic Park, the most cutthroat, reckless, competitive race of 2012 is already under way.
How a 40-mile trip to Lagos took 12 hours
Irate chefs, frenzied gourmands, and the rise of animal rights in California
Destroying paintings in order to save them
A close encounter with the sport’s most authentic madman
Its old war scars healed, the West African coast beckons surfers of all varieties.
New technology lets a skydiver fall from 120,000 feet. Could it also save astronauts’ lives?
Responses and reverberations
When to lie to kids, and other advice