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

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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