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?
In 1859, The Atlantic published an essay asking a simple—and very, very complicated—question.
From meme to merch, this week found us taking marine life and jumping the ... well, you know.
From Anaïs to Zizek, a brief list of "shibboleth names"
Seattle just got a new kind of marijuana dispensary—the result not just of changing laws, but of technological progress.
The announcement that the author will publish a new novel is thrilling to fans—but also contradicts what the author has long said she wants.
"P.C. culture" doesn't impede progress; it's a natural—if totally awkward—response to it.
With Hannah and Shosh stuck as bonkers caricatures, Adam Driver and Jemima Kirke play the most genuine characters in the third episode of the show's fourth season.
The phrase, borrowed from the 19th century, is a terrible term. The Internet furnishes a replacement that, however obscene, is clearly superior.
From The West Wing to the wooly mammoth: American democracy's most famous dairy product, fact-checked
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "Triggering," the second episode of the HBO show's fourth season.
The military biopic rejects patriotic pablum to explore war's uncomfortable moral complexities.
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.
This year’s show featured a lot of leaning in.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "Iowa," the first episode of the HBO show's fourth season.
A new entry into the growing lexicon of the he-fix
Want a perfect bite of crust? Your dessert may require some shape-shifting.
A show about the underdogs became, in its final moments, a celebration of celebrity.
Winning, this year, took 601,736 lights.
When it charged surge prices during Sydney's hostage crisis, the company proved, again, that it cares more about doing well than doing good. That's a problem for all of us.
A folk artist has won a trademark against the objections of Big Chicken. Here's how it happened.