October 2012

The Atlantic - October 2012

James Bennet on campaign finance, James Parker on 50 Shades of Grey, a special report on American schools, and more

Election 2012

American Schools

Feature

Dispatches

Columns

Books

  • The Weaker Sex

    The Weaker Sex

    How the new gender economics has more and more professional-class women looking at their mates and thinking: How long until I vote you off the island?

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  • Cover to Cover

    Cover to Cover

    The untold story of America's color consensus; Rachel Cusk's way with metaphors; and more

Poetry

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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