Why Kids Sext, The Adultery Arms Race, Dudes With Drones, and more...

This Month from The Atlantic

November 2014

The Technology Issue: Why kids sext (and what to do about it), the new technology of adultery, what Silicon Valley's best minds think about everything from drones to Uber, the Steve Jobs of beer, and more

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Why Kids Sext

An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.

Hanna Rosin


The Adultery Arms Race

Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.

Michelle Cottle

Dudes With Drones

Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.

David Rose

The Secret History of the Robot Car

How self-driving vehicles took off

Ian Bogost

The View From the Valley

Are we in a tech bubble? Is Snowden a hero? And what’s the hottest status symbol? In The Atlantic’s first Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, a panel of 50 executives, innovators, and thinkers answer these questions and more.

China’s Dangerous Game

The country's intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbors, and the U.S., fearing war. But does the aggression reflect a government growing in power—or one facing a crisis of legitimacy?

Howard W. French

Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad

A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.  

Meghan O'Rourke


The Great Midterm Divide

It’s an obvious problem for Democrats—and perhaps an even larger one for Republicans.

Ronald Brownstein

Passive Resistance

The active voice isn’t always the best choice.

Steven Pinker

The Steve Jobs of Beer

Ambition made Jim Koch, the head of Sam Adams, a billionaire. It also opened America to a craft-beer renaissance.

James Fallows

Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling

Can Asian American men learn from Lean In?

Liza Mundy

Keeping the Faith

How childhood influences churchgoing

Emma Green

The Urban Future of the American Suburb

Michael Caplin's quest to transform the quintessential edge city

Eric Jaffe

The Doctor That Never Sleeps

How will telemedicine shape the future of patient-doctor relationships?

James Hamblin

Mafia Restaurants

A new chain of themed restaurants catches on in Spain.

William Brennan

The Allure of Execution

A very short book excerpt

Frances Larson

The Culture File

Death and Mrs. Doubtfire

The secret ingredient of Robin Williams’s greatest role: grief

James Parker

Understanding Stalin

Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue.

Anne Applebaum

Wonder Woman’s Kinky Feminist Roots

The odd life and psyche of the man who invented her

Katha Pollitt