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?

    Live chat: Sandra Tsing Loh will be online to discuss this article with readers on October 4. Click the link above to submit your questions.

  • Cover to Cover

    Cover to Cover

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

Poetry

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

Writers

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