The Atlantic’s Emma Green sits down with the editor in chief of the Christian satire site to talk about mockery and the line between making fun and doing harm.
For millions of incarcerated people in America, calls are vital lines of connection to their loved ones. But for many, such communication is obstructed by exorbitant fees, and their children pay the price.
Where does our bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, which lies in the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.
The short, uneven history of Black representation on television—from Julia to The Cosby Show to today’s “renaissance”
Grief, conspiracy theories, and a family’s search for meaning in the two decades since 9/11
The Uyghur refugee Aséna Tahir Izgil escaped the genocide of her people in China. Now she’s trying to be a teenager in America.
USA Gymnastics has been undergoing a reckoning over widespread abuse. The Atlantic staff writer Emma Green asks the former gymnast Rachael Denhollander whether the sport can shake off that grim legacy.
How did a history book set off a fierce battle over Texas’s founding legend? The Texan writer Bryan Burrough set out to debunk his state’s myth of the Alamo, only to find himself clashing with other Texans still trying to protect it.
Why have some student athletes gone hungry while their schools have earned millions? The Atlantic staff writer and former college athlete Adam Harris explains.
After 50 years of hate-crime legislation in the U.S., hate-motivated violence is once again on the rise. So where did we go wrong?
Last summer, unsolicited home deliveries sent Americans into a panic. The writer Chris Heath has discovered an explanation that many, including the USDA, don’t believe.
Alcohol has been humanity’s social lubricant since 10,000 B.C., but its use as a coping mechanism is distinctly American.
After the pandemic, how do we learn to get close to one another again? We ask the renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer.
The Columbia professor Carl Hart believes that villainizing drug use interferes with our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
On an intimate journey for her own sexual pleasure, Katharine Smyth found herself navigating a female-orgasm industrial complex long defined by myths about women’s bodies.
Lecrae, a major Christian rapper, found his religion in a culture where evangelicalism and politics were tightly tied. When he realized he couldn’t live with that anymore, the consequences were devastating.
White evangelicals have succeeded in becoming the most powerful voting bloc in America, one church mailing list at a time. But is the cost of victory too high?
What a guilty-pleasure reality show teaches us about immigration and democracy in America
A widely criticized legal principle disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?
The story of our national parks, sometimes called “America’s best idea,” leaves out a very big group of people. The Ojibwe writer David Treuer is trying to change that.