A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
On Tuesday, the late-night host once again devoted his show to the politics of American health care. This time, though, he offered indignation rather than tears.
Before David Mandel accepted the HBO show’s third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, he spoke with The Atlantic about writing political satire for a fractious world.
In What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir, the politician has become cautiously diaristic.
The HBO show’s Season 2 finale takes a Sliding Doors approach to its characters’ lives—to masterful effect.
Incest, in this show, is a practice that is also a metaphor—for insularity, for myopia, for people’s unwillingness to see beyond themselves.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "The Dragon and the Wolf," the Season 7 finale.
Twenty years after her death, her life still asks uncomfortable questions about what we demand of fame.
Absurd plot twists. Unanswered questions. Could Game of Thrones go the way of Lost?
The aftermath of Charlottesville has brought up important questions about who should be speaking, and who should be listening.
In its current season, Game of Thrones is exploring the life of another kind of monster: the alternative fact.
Once again, the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him.
On Monday, Anthony Scaramucci appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. He was ready to laugh. The host—and the host’s audience—were not.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of the seventh season.
At a church service on Sunday, Virginia’s governor condemned white supremacy—doing what the president has not.
The university town was once named “the happiest city in America.” More and more, though, it’s the setting for hatred.
An Inconvenient Sequel is technically a documentary. But only technically.
Some fans saw Rachel Lindsay’s final choice as a compromise of her desires. In another way, though, her selection is getting her exactly what she wanted.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Spoils of War,” the fourth episode of the seventh season.
The new book The Emoji Code celebrates the democratic ambiguity of pictographs. The movie's conceit stifles it.
The show’s The Men Tell All special confronted Lee Garrett for his racist tweets. Producers treated it as a productive conversation; it was anything but.