Corby Kummer explains the cupcake craze and demonstrates how to do a proper taste test.
Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder comment on Obama's contrition over Tom Daschle and explain the nature of the president's mistake.
Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder discuss the delicate dynamic between President Obama and the House Republicans.
Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Michelle Obama with an outspoken publisher and former Black Panther—his father.
James Parker provides audio commentary for a hyperbolic scene from the epic show Battlestar Galactica.
Bill Donahue narrates a photo tour of Panama's jungles, wildlife, Cold War ruins, and odd national park-cum-penitentiary.
The South African archbishop dissolves into infectious mirth during an interview.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu reflects on terrorism, torture, and what the first African American president might mean for Africa.
In 2006, Ethiopian forces, with tacit U.S. backing, overthrew Somalia's Islamic government. Today, in the worst violence since Black Hawk Down, three quarters of the 1.2 million people who lived in Mogadishu have fled. Many of those left behind are taking refuge in the city's mental hospitals. A photo tour narrated by Eliza Griswold
Finance blogger Megan McArdle and international politics professor Daniel Drezner discuss the world's economic future.
James Parker dissects two of Jim Carrey's most unnervingly subversive onscreen moments, and contrasts them with a scene from the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day.
In Istanbul, James Fallows encounters an unexpected aesthetic power and harmony.
Politicians and journalists hide from assassins in Lebanon's capital city.
Scenes from an Atlantic event at the Newseum on November 19, 2008
Caitlin Flanagan brings a camcorder and a savvy 14-year-old girl to a premiere of the new vampire movie.
A discussion with Senator George Mitchell and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Moderated by Zander Baron.
Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder discuss the difference between playing hardball and crossing the line in campaign advertising.
Marc Ambinder describes the challenge of reporting on two very different campaigns, and Andrew Sullivan discusses his evolving thought process about Sarah Palin.
Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder reflect on the narcotic appeal of blogging and the occupational hazards of thinking quickly.
Rosanna Warren reads a poem by Arthur Rimbaud