Some colleagues and I have just finished compiling a massive (290,000 words, which is probably about 750 book pages—and…
Despite incidents of cheating, taxpayer fleecing, domestic abuse, brain damage, and suicide, America can’t stop watching professional football.
The comedian has just launched the twelfth season of Real Time and is about to hit the road for a tour of stand-up dates in red states.
What Hugh Grant, Gandhi, and Thomas Jefferson have in common
I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.
How a Kennedy brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, fell victim to the jealous acolytes of a political dynasty in mourning
A new look at the famous Harvard study of what makes people thrive
Remembering the longtime Atlantic editor, who guided the magazine through a critical era of war, protest, and cultural change.
Before he ran for office, he had a lot to say about work-life balance and the legendary family he married into.
The founder of the Peace Corps and leader of the War on Poverty has died. His biographer reflects on a remarkable legacy.
Eunice Shriver thoroughly terrified her husband's biographer—and inspired his profound admiration. A reminiscence.
Dealing with North Korea could make Iraq look like child's play—and the longer we wait, the harder it will get. That's the message of a Pentagon-style war game involving some of this country's most prominent foreign-policy strategists
In 1968 the Kennedy family essentially blackballed a brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, who was very close to being chosen as Hubert Humphrey's running mate. In doing so, they may have accidentally thrown the election to Richard Nixon
Everything about the new professional women's soccer league is unorthodox—which is why it may succeed
Richard Rorty, the eminent philosopher and author of Achieving Our Country, argues that the American Left, if it is to recapture its relevance, must take pride in its past.
George Gerbner, who thirty years ago founded the Cultural Indicators project, which is best known for its estimate that the average American child will have watched 8,000 murders on television by the age of twelve, is so alarmed about the baneful effects of TV that he describes them in terms of "fascism."
A review of Therapy by David Lodge.