What might Vladimir Putin have hoped to achieve by meddling in the election of President Trump … and what did he actually get?
Back-to-school season means a host of laments about America's failing public education system. But what is it failing to do?
In his short time as commander in chief, he's broken countless norms. Has he broken the executive branch?
Immigrants flock to the U.S. in pursuit of the American Dream. But is it time for the wake-up call?
If history is any guide, the biggest challenges caused by the disaster in Houston will come into focus after the nation's attention turns elsewhere.
Lessons from the hit HBO series, and from other recent pop culture and fiction
Ten years after the arrival of the iPhone, are mobile devices taking a toll on our children's mental health?
Did the tragic events in the city and the president’s response mark a major breakpoint in American politics?
The “Unite the Right” gathering wasn’t a Klan rally at all. It was a pride march.
Magical thinking and "alternative facts" have a long, proud history in these United States.
A bonus episode to discuss new revelations about North Korea's nuclear capabilities, and newly harsh rhetoric from President Trump
Our increasingly smart machines aren't just changing the workforce; they're changing us.
How tolerant and pluralistic is America when it comes to religious expression?
The past, present, and future of the American idea, and the world premiere of Jon Batiste's "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
The legendary jazz musician updates the American anthem for the magazine’s first podcast.
As a teen writing a draft of the book that would become Sense and Sensibility, the novelist poked fun at her older characters. By the time it was published, she was their age.
Most of their capital doesn’t wind up in grants, but in investments. Is the latter the key to maximum impact?
What are the implications of ads that know our search histories?
A new project from The Atlantic focuses on efforts across the United States to move beyond the age of mass incarceration.