Robert Vare

Robert Vare is an Atlantic contributing editor and the editor of the book The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly.

  • Michael Kelly in His Own Words

    Ten years ago, the former editor in chief of The Atlantic died in Iraq while on assignment for the magazine. The editor of Things Worth Fighting For, a collection of Kelly's writings, remembers his colleague and friend as a writer and as a man.

  • True to his Words

    A year ago this month Michael Kelly, a former editor in chief of The Atlantic, died in Iraq while on assignment for the magazine. A collection of Kelly's writings, Things Worth Fighting For, will be published in April by the Penguin Press. The editor of that volume remembers his colleague and friend as a writer and as a man

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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