Photograph: 'Jean-Michel Basquiat Wearing an American Football Helmet' (1981), by Edo Bertoglio; Courtesy of Maripol; Artwork: © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat; Licensed by Artestar, New York

The Enigma of the Man Behind the $110 Million Painting

Thirty years after his death, Jean-Michel Basquiat defies easy categories. Was he an artist, an art star, or just a celebrity?

Deported Into a Nightmare

Most Central American migrant children get deported before they even reach the U.S. One story shows what can await them when they get back to the countries they fled.

Danielle Villasana
William Faden / John H. Levine Collection / NYPL

I Detransitioned. But Not Because I Wasn't Trans.

In almost every classroom in America are maps that encourage students to consider the vast world that surrounds them. Why are people so afraid of what will happen if young people are inspired to think through their own identity?

Mark Twain

Mark Twain once said that writing for The Atlantic offered him “perfect serenity.”

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