The Smithsonian's memorial of African American history and culture turns 1 at a time when its lessons are particularly resonant.
Sing, Unburied, Sing follows a family—and two ghosts—on a road trip that doubles as a journey through the painful past.
The Emmy-nominated actress and writer on what’s next after Master of None, creating her own show, and forcing the industry to pay attention to new black talent.
The director discusses the show’s midseason finale, the importance of telling black stories, and her secret to navigating the film and TV industry.
A new study finds that adults view them as less child-like and less in need of protection than their white peers.
In its second season, the Ava DuVernay-helmed show confidently tackles the messy bonds of siblings and the trickledown effects of racial profiling.
In her moving new memoir, the writer explores desire, denial, and life in an “unruly body.”
Four Atlantic staffers discuss the Netflix show’s portrayal of a group of black students at a mostly white elite university.
In her new book, Caroline Kitchener interviews some of her classmates to see how they started their careers and staked out their independence.
Two Atlantic staffers discuss Inside Jobs, a months-long reporting project that included conversations with an obituary writer, a janitor, a train conductor, and many others.
Conversations with 100 people about their work and how it shapes who they are
Marie Billiel, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years, talks about having to have a ”mask on” for eight hours at a time.
Shawna Rule, a 21-year-old living in South Dakota, talks about juggling a full-time job, a part-time job, and a college degree.
Jeni Strand, an HR executive in Fargo, North Dakota, talks about the challenges of building a workplace that respects employees’ time at home in an age of the smartphone.
Brad Eichler, an executive at a Little Rock, Arkansas-based firm, talks about what hard work means to him when he’s traveling more than 100 days a year.
Rhode Island's Moira Walsh thinks of herself not as a politician but “a waitress who happened to get pissed off enough to take a crack at it.”
Francis Nichols, a pretrial-service officer in Washington D.C., talks about trying to get assistance to people in the justice system, especially those who aren’t straight.
Julie Engstrom, a designer in Cleveland, Ohio, talks about why her field is such a challenge for people with kids.
"I found myself unemployed five years ago for the first time in my life. That was unsettling, but it was not undoing."
Sergeant First Class Patricia Robert talks about how an “impulse decision” to enlist in her mid-20s has, unexpectedly, served her well.