A new generation discovers the poet laureate of puberty.
Reconstructing the life of the teenager whose name appears on our December cover
When women enter the frame
Capturing the intensity of a crowd’s adulation
His work was strongest when it lingered in the pain of knowing that no ever after lasts long.
After 9/11, the kids from a school near Ground Zero were briefly, weirdly, famous for their proximity to tragedy. What has this anniversary season meant to them?
Photographs from before the smoke cleared
The writer Morgan Thomas on desire and risk
“What will resonate in a year or a decade? It’s just a bunch of pictures of people with masks.”
Brontez Purnell on writing fiction from a theater background
“For a long time, I was a pretty strict realist, but lately I seem to be relenting.”
An oral history of the craziest presidential election in modern history
A conversation with Ariel Sabar about the stranger-than-fiction story of a Harvard professor, a con artist, and a papyrus fragment that made front-page news
Street scenes from city life
Scenes from an all-women’s nursing home
When riding the subway seemed mundane
Documenting the marks the pandemic is leaving on medical professionals in Italy
Photos from a factory where automation has yet to take hold
A photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer
How Atlantic readers responded to the news in 2018