How to Talk About Female Politicians, the Geography of Rock Stardom, Surviving a Crash in the Sahara: The New Atlantic Weekly Is Out

By Geoffrey Gagnon

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In the latest edition of The Atlantic Weekly, Howard W. French takes readers to the fast-growing city of Lagos, Nigeria, an emerging metropolis poised to reshape Africa. We also probe the meaning behind an interesting fact of global culture: the world's best rock bands come from the U.K., while the best solo acts are routinely American. The Atlantic's Dr. James Hamblin measures the impact--and the controversy--of New York City's new bike share program, and our political writer Molly Ball explains why it's perfectly appropriate, and hardly sexist, for the media to discuss the sartorial choices of female politicians. As the U.S. begins providing lethal aid to the rebels in Syria, Sonni Efron shows how new technologies can keep Syrians safe during war--and in a photo gallery that showcases wartime technology that was very new at the time, we show how the camera documented the Civil War, 150 years after the Battle of Gettysburg.

For iPad uses, we're thrilled to present a story that appeared in The Atlantic 75 years ago this month, a tale of adventure and survival by the famed pilot and writer Antoine Saint-Exupéry who later used his experience in this story to inspire his novel, The Little Prince. All of that and more in this Week's The Atlantic Weekly.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/how-to-talk-about-female-politicians-the-geography-of-rock-stardom-surviving-a-crash-in-the-sahara-the-new-atlantic-weekly-is-out/277554/